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Owner’s Manual
GPSMAP 292/298
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INTRODUCTION > ABOUT THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
The Basic Operation section provides you with detailed
information and step-by-step directions for features such as using
the Find Menu, navigating a route, and using waypoints.
Thank you for choosing the Garmin® GPSMAP® 292/298. The
GPSMAP 292/298 utilizes the proven performance of Garmin
GPS and full-featured mapping to create an unsurpassed portable
GPS receiver. Take a moment now to compare the contents of
this package with the packing list on the outside of the box. If any
pieces are missing, contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
The Main Pages section provides detailed explanations about each
page in the GPSMAP 292/298 and step-by-step directions on using
the pages.
Before you begin working with the GPSMAP 292/298, review the
installation instructions listed in the Appendix. If you have any
question about installing your chartplotter, contact Garmin Product
Support or a professional installer.
The Main Menu section provides detailed explanations about the
Main Menu and how to use it to configure your unit.
The GPSMAP 292/298 Sounder is CANet compatible. See the
CANet accessory installation instructions for more information.
About This Manual
The Using Sonar section provides detailed explanations about the
Sonar and Flasher Pages and how to configure your sonar options.
The Appendix contains installation instructions, specifications,
optional accessories, and maintenance information. You can also
find warranty and FCC information in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for reference.
To get the most out of your new chartplotter, take time to read this
manual and learn the operating procedures for your unit in detail.
This manual is organized into the following sections.
The Introduction section contains the Table of Contents as well as
warnings and important information.
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INTRODUCTION > TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
Introduction...........................................................................i
About This Manual ................................................................... i
Warning ................................................................................... iv
Important Information ............................................................ iv
Basic Operation ...................................................................1
Turning on the GPSMAP 292/298 ........................................... 1
Using Simulator Mode ............................................................ 3
Adjusting the Backlight .......................................................... 4
Using the GPSMAP 292/298 Keypad ..................................... 5
Entering Data and Selecting Options .................................... 6
Using the Map Pointer ............................................................ 7
Creating and Using Waypoints .............................................. 8
Man OverBoard (MOB) .......................................................... 10
Reviewing and Editing Waypoints ....................................... 11
Navigating to a Destination .................................................. 12
Routes .................................................................................... 17
Find ........................................................................................ 19
Additional Information .......................................................... 21
DSC ......................................................................................... 21
AIS .......................................................................................... 25
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Main Pages .........................................................................26
Map Page................................................................................ 27
Compass Page....................................................................... 32
3D Highway Page .................................................................. 33
Active Route Page ................................................................. 36
Main Menu ..........................................................................37
GPS Tab .................................................................................. 37
Tide Tab .................................................................................. 40
Trip Tab ................................................................................... 44
Celes (Celestial) Tab ............................................................. 45
Points Tab .............................................................................. 46
Route Tab ............................................................................... 51
Track Tab ................................................................................ 57
DSC Tab .................................................................................. 59
Card Tab ................................................................................. 59
Msgs Tab ................................................................................ 60
Pages Tab ............................................................................... 61
Map Tab .................................................................................. 61
Hiway (Highway) Tab ............................................................. 64
Temp (Temperature) Tab ....................................................... 64
Sonar Tab ............................................................................... 64
Systm (System) Tab ............................................................. 65
Alarm Tab ............................................................................... 70
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Using Sonar .......................................................................72
Sonar Page............................................................................. 72
Sonar Tab Options ................................................................ 77
Understanding Sonar ............................................................ 80
Flasher Page .......................................................................... 84
Map Split Page ....................................................................... 85
Appendix ............................................................................86
Specifications ........................................................................ 86
Installing the GPSMAP 292/298 External GPS Antenna..... 87
Mounting the GPSMAP 292/298 ........................................... 88
Installing the Transducer ...................................................... 90
Connecting the Power/Data Cable ....................................... 92
Interfacing .............................................................................. 93
Caring for the Screen ........................................................... 93
Installing and Removing Data Cards ................................... 94
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Satellite Information .............................................................. 95
What is WAAS/EGNOS?........................................................ 96
What is a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI)? .......... 97
How Are MMSI Assignments Obtained? ............................. 97
Navigation Terms .................................................................. 98
Messages ............................................................................. 100
LORAN TD System .............................................................. 103
Optional Accessories .......................................................... 105
Software License Agreement ............................................. 106
Product Registration ........................................................... 106
Limited Warranty ................................................................. 107
FCC Compliance.................................................................. 108
Industry Canada Compliance ............................................. 108
Declaration of Conformity (DoC) ....................................... 108
Index .................................................................................109
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INTRODUCTION > WARNINGS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Warning
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous situations could
result in an accident or collision resulting in death or serious injury.
When navigating, carefully compare information displayed on the
GPSMAP 292/298 to all available navigation sources, including
information from visual sightings, and maps. For safety, always resolve any
discrepancies or questions before continuing navigation.
Use the electronic chart in the GPSMAP 292/298 only to facilitate, not
to replace, the use of authorized government charts. Official government
charts and notices to mariners contain all information needed to navigate
safely.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive
harm. This Notice is provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. See www.garmin.com/prop65 for more information.
Hg - LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT MAY CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO
LOCAL, STATE, OR FEDERAL LAWS.
Important Information
MAP DATA INFORMATION: One of the goals of Garmin is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography that is available to us at
a reasonable cost. We use a combination of governmental and private data sources, which we identify in product literature and copyright messages displayed
to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain some inaccurate or incomplete data. In some countries, complete and accurate map information is either not
available or is prohibitively expensive.
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BASIC OPERATION > TURNING ON THE GPSMAP 292/298
BASIC OPERATION
Turning on the GPSMAP 292/298
3. Press ENTER to answer NO to the window asking “Do you
want to start the Retail Demonstration?”. You are only asked
this the first time you start the unit.
The first time you turn on the GPSMAP 292/298, the receiver
must be given an opportunity to collect satellite data and establish
its present location. To ensure proper initialization, the GPSMAP
292/298 is shipped from the factory in AutoLocate Mode. Before
you turn on the GPSMAP 292/298 unit, make sure the unit and
antenna are correctly installed on your vessel according to the
instructions in the “Appendix.” Install the antenna in a location
with a clear and unobstructed view of the sky.
A full-screen GPS Information Page is shown after you press
ENTER to acknowledge the Warning Page. The page goes away
after the unit gets a position fix, or you press either ENTER or
QUIT.
To turn on the GPSMAP 292/298:
1. Press and hold the POWER key until the power tone
sounds, and then release the POWER key. The title page,
and then the Warning Page appears while the unit conducts
a self-test.
2. When the self-test is complete, press ENTER to agree and
acknowledge the warning.
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The GPS Information Page appears as the receiver begins acquiring
satellites.
To turn off the GPSMAP 292/298:
1. Press and hold the POWER key.
2. When the screen is blank, release the POWER key.
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To graphically initialize the GPSMAP 292/298:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU for the Main Menu. Press up or
down on the ROCKER until the GPS tab is highlighted, and
then press ADJ/MENU once.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight Initialize Position, and press
ENTER. The Initialize Position Page appears, prompting
you to select your approximate location with the map
pointer.
3. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer to your
approximate location within 200 miles. If you have difficulty
identifying your location, press and release the RANGE
Down key to see the next lower map range.
4. After you have determined your approximate location on the
map, press ENTER.
NOTE: This does not calibrate the unit in any way, rather it
helps to speed up the initial satellite acquisition. If the unit
shows “Ready for Navigation” during this process, it is not
necessary to initialize the unit.
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The unit now begins searching for the appropriate satellites for
your region and should acquire a fix within a few minutes. When
viewing the GPS tab on the Main Menu, a signal strength bar for
each satellite in view appears on the bottom of the page, with the
appropriate satellite number under each bar.
• No signal strength bars—the receiver is looking for the
satellites indicated.
• Hollow signal strength bars—the receiver has found the
indicated satellite(s) and is collecting data.
• Solid signal strength bars—the receiver is ready to use.
When the receiver has collected information from at least three
satellites, the top of the screen shows “Ready for Navigation”, and
the GPSMAP 292/298 is ready for use.
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BASIC OPERATION > USING SIMULATOR MODE
Using Simulator Mode
Simulator Mode turns the GPS receiver off for use indoors or
practice. You can perform any of the functions discussed in
the following pages in Simulator Mode. Keep in mind that the
GPSMAP 292/298 does not track satellites in Simulator Mode,
and this mode should never be used for actual navigation. All the
waypoint and route planning completed in Simulator Mode is
retained in memory for future use.
WARNING: Do not attempt to navigate using Simulator
Mode. When the unit is set to Simulator Mode, the GPS
receiver is turned off. Any satellite signal strength bars shown
are only simulations and do not represent the strength of actual
satellite signals.
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To place the GPSMAP 292/298 in Simulator Mode:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
Press up or down on the ROCKER until the GPS tab is
highlighted, and then press ADJ/MENU once.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight Start Simulator, and press
ENTER.
3. Press QUIT to confirm the Running Simulator message
that appears at the bottom of the screen. If the status bar
is turned on, “Simulating” appears at the top of each of the
main pages.
4. To turn off the Simulator Mode, press ADJ/MENU, and
select Stop Simulator.
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BASIC OPERATION > ADJUSTING THE BACKLIGHT
The Set Position,
Track Control, Track
and Speed fields
only show while in
Simulator Mode.
To adjust the simulated speed and heading from the
Compass or 3D Highway Pages:
1. Press up on the ROCKER increase the speed in
10 knot/kph/mph increments. Press down on the ROCKER
to decrease the speed in the same increments.
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to steer the boat.
Adjusting the Backlight
To enter a simulated speed and heading from the
Main Menu:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Systm tab, and then
highlight the Setup button next to the Simulator field on the
General sub tab. Press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Speed field, and then press ENTER. Use the
ROCKER to enter a speed, and press ENTER.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight Track Control. Press
ENTER, and select User Track.
5. Highlight the Track field, and press ENTER. Use the
ROCKER to set the track.
6. Highlight Set Position, and press ENTER to change the
simulated location.
7. Press QUIT until you return to the Map Page.
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The adjustable screen backlighting is controlled with the POWER
key, and can be adjusted from any page.
To adjust the backlighting:
1. Press and release the POWER key. The adjustment slider
window appears.
2. Press the POWER key again and the user-defined level of
backlighting starts. You can adjust this level by pressing up
or down on the ROCKER. If you press POWER one more
time, the backlight is at the maximum setting.
3. Press ENTER or QUIT when finished.
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BASIC OPERATION > USING THE GPSMAP 292/298 KEYPAD
Using the GPSMAP 292/298 Keypad
POWER Key
RANGE Down/RANGE Up Zoom Keys
• Press and hold to turn the unit on or off.
• From the Map Page, press to zoom
in or out.
• Press and release to adjust backlighting.
• From the Sonar Page, press to scroll up or
down the range list.
PAGE Key
• Press to cycle through the main pages.
ROCKER Key
• Press to end an operation in progress and
return to the main page.
QUIT Key
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• Press up, down, right, or left to move
through lists, highlight fields, on-screen
buttons and icons, enter data, or move the
map pointer.
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• Press and release to cancel data entry or
exit a page.
ENTER/MARK Key
DATA/CNFG Key
• Press to show or hide function windows and
data fields on any main page.
• Press and hold to open the Main Page
Configuration window.
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• Press and release to view options for a page.
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• Press and release to enter highlighted options
and data or confirm on-screen messages.
• Press and hold at any time to mark your
current location as a waypoint.
ADJ/MENU Key
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• Press and hold to view the Main Menu.
NAV/MOB Key
• Press and release at any time to
view the Navigation Menu.
• Press and hold for MOB waypoint.
FIND Key
• Press to search for points such as user
waypoints, cities, and services.
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BASIC OPERATION > ENTERING DATA AND SELECTING OPTIONS
Entering Data and Selecting Options
You can select and start options, and enter data to customize the
GPSMAP 292/298 to fit your requirements. Use the ENTER key
and the ROCKER to select options, enter names and numbers in
data fields, and start your selections.
To select an on-screen button:
Some pages contain on-screen buttons. Use the ROCKER
to highlight a button, and press ENTER.
To select an optional feature:
1. From any page, press ADJ/MENU for the adjustment menu.
The adjustment menu shows a list of optional features that
are specific for that page.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the cursor (highlight) up and
down a list or up, down, left, and right on menus.
3. After you have highlighted a selection, press ENTER to start
the feature. Repeat this process to select an option from the
list, or press QUIT to return to the previous setting.
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On-Screen buttons
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BASIC OPERATION > USING THE MAP POINTER
Using the Map Pointer
Working from the Map Page centers around the use of the map
pointer. Controlled by the ROCKER, the map pointer is used
to pan to map locations, mark and edit waypoints and routes,
and review position data of on-screen map items and waypoints.
When you move the map pointer over a map item, a highlighted
description of that item appears.
To pan the map:
1. Use the RANGE Down/RANGE Up keys to select a map
zoom range.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer. A data field
appears at the top of the screen showing the bearing and
distance from your boat to the map pointer, along with the
latitude/longitude of the map pointer.
3. Press QUIT to re-center your boat on the Map Page.
Depth
Map pointer
coordinates
Present
location
Distance
Map pointer
Map zoom range
Present
location
The Map Page actively scrolls or pans enabling you to explore
areas around the world and create waypoints and routes. Pressing
QUIT returns the map to your present location.
NOTE: When the map pointer reaches the edge of the map, the
unit can pause as it loads new map data.
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BASIC OPERATION > CREATING AND USING WAYPOINTS
Creating and Using Waypoints
The Garmin GPSMAP 292/298 stores up to 3,000 alphanumeric
waypoints with a user-defined symbol, comments, depth, and water
temp, available for each waypoint. Waypoints can be created using
two basic methods:
ENTER/MARK Key—marks your present location, and provides
options to select a map location or map item from the Map
Page. Also, you can enter a new waypoint’s location coordinates
manually.
Graphically—defines a new waypoint location from the Map Page
using the ROCKER.
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ENTER/MARK Key
Use the ENTER/MARK key to quickly capture your present
location and create a new waypoint. The unit must have acquired at
least three satellites to mark your present location. You can also use
this option to manually enter waypoint coordinates.
To mark your present position:
1. Press and hold ENTER/MARK until the New Waypoint
window appears. A default four-digit name and symbol are
created for the new waypoint.
2. To accept the waypoint with the default name and symbol,
highlight OK, and press ENTER/MARK.
3. To enter a different name, highlight the name field, and
press ENTER/MARK. Use the ROCKER to enter the new
alphanumeric name, and press ENTER/MARK when
finished. You can use up to 10 characters for the name.
4. To select a different symbol, highlight the symbol field to
the left of the name, and press ENTER/MARK. Use the
ROCKER to highlight the new symbol, and press
ENTER/MARK.
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5. To enter optional comments or a depth, highlight
Comments, Depth, or Water Temp, and press
ENTER/MARK, use the ROCKER to enter a value, and
press ENTER/MARK.
6. To manually enter a set of coordinates, highlight the
coordinates, and press ENTER/MARK, use the ROCKER to
enter the new coordinates, and press ENTER/MARK when
finished.
7. Use the ROCKER to highlight OK. When finished, press
ENTER/MARK to save the waypoint.
Creating Waypoints Using the Map
You create waypoints graphically from the Map Page. To mark
a map location or map item, select the location or item with the
map pointer, and press ENTER. When selecting a location or map
item, a description of the point, its distance and bearing from your
current location, and the latitude/longitude of the map pointer is
shown along the top of the map.
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To create a new waypoint from a map location:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer to a map
location. If you want to create the new waypoint at an
on-screen map item, highlight the map item on the screen.
2. Press and release ENTER/MARK to capture the map
pointer location. Do not hold the button down, because
doing so marks your present location, not the map location.
If you are not using a map item to create a waypoint, go to
step 4.
3. Highlight Create Wpt, and press ENTER/MARK.
4. To accept the waypoint with the default name and symbol,
press ENTER/MARK.
5. To change the name, symbol, or add a comment or depth,
highlight the appropriate field, and press ENTER/MARK.
Make your changes, and press ENTER/MARK when
finished.
6. Highlight OK, and press ENTER/MARK to confirm the
changes.
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BASIC OPERATION > MAN OVERBOARD (MOB)
Man OverBoard (MOB)
The Man OverBoard function (MOB) simultaneously marks and
sets a course back to the marked location for quick response to
emergency situations.
The MOB function allows you to quickly start
navigation back to a location.
To start the MOB function:
When a MOB is active, a MOB waypoint with an international
MOB symbol is created and the unit is on an active navigation to
that point. Use any of the Navigation Pages to guide you back to
the MOB point. The MOB waypoint is stored in the waypoint list
and works like any other waypoint.
To stop navigation, press NAV/MOB highlight
Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
1. Press and hold NAV/MOB.
2. Press ENTER to begin navigating to the MOB location.
3. To stop navigation to the MOB location, press NAV,
highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
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BASIC OPERATION > REVIEWING AND EDITING WAYPOINTS
Reviewing and Editing Waypoints
You can review, modify, rename, move, or delete waypoints at any
time using the Waypoint Edit Page. The Waypoint Edit Page is
available for any stored waypoint. Select the waypoint on the map
or from the waypoint lists in the Main Menu—Points tab.
3. From the Waypoint Edit Page, change the name, symbol,
comment, location coordinates, depth, or water temp for the
selected waypoint. When finished, highlight Next, and press
ENTER to save them or press QUIT to cancel.
Symbol
Name
Coordinates
Comment
Sub tabs
Temp
Depth
Waypoint list
Waypoint Edit Page
To access the Waypoint Edit Page:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the waypoint on the Map
Page.
OR
Press and hold ADJ/MENU, highlight the Points tab, and
choose a waypoint from the User or Proximity sub tabs.
2. Press ENTER to show the Waypoint Edit Page.
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To change the waypoint name:
1. Highlight the waypoint name field, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to enter a new name, and press ENTER
when finished.
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BASIC OPERATION > NAVIGATING TO A DESTINATION
To change the waypoint symbol:
1. Highlight the waypoint symbol field to the left of the
waypoint name, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to select a new symbol, and press
ENTER.
To change the Comment, Location, Coordinates,
Depth, or Water Temp:
1. Highlight a field, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to edit or enter the data. To move to the
next character, press right on the ROCKER.
3. Press ENTER when finished.
To move the waypoint on the map:
Navigating to a Destination
Using the Nav Key
The NAV key provides four ways to navigate to a destination:
Go To Point, Follow Route, Follow Track, and TracBack. When
you are actively navigating, the Map Page shows a straight line
from your current location to the destination. The Go To option is
the easiest method for selecting a destination. A Go To allows you
to select a destination point and quickly set a direct course from
your present location. If you have a point highlighted on a list or
the map, Go To <point name> appears in addition to Go To Point.
The Go To function is accessed from any list of points or
graphically from the Map Page.
1. From the Waypoint Edit Page, highlight Move Wpt, and
press ENTER. A MOVE label now appears under the map
pointer in addition to a distance, bearing, and coordinate
window. You can also use the RANGE Down and RANGE
Up keys to zoom the map. The map zoom range appears in
the lower-right corner.
2. Use the ROCKER to point to the new location, and press
ENTER.
3. To stop the move process, press QUIT.
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BASIC OPERATION > NAVIGATING TO A DESTINATION
To start a Go To from a point list:
1. Press NAV. Highlight Go To Point, and press ENTER.
2. From the Find menu, highlight Waypoints or another menu
option, and press ENTER.
3. To select a waypoint from the waypoint lists, use the
ROCKER to highlight either the By Name or Nearest tab,
select a waypoint, and press ENTER.
Selecting a Go To Graphically
A Go To can be used to select one of three items from the Map
Page: an existing waypoint, an on-screen map item such as roads,
rivers, cities, and navaids, or a new map point. If you are selecting
a map item as the Go To destination, the GPSMAP 292/298
automatically uses the name of the map item, but the point is not
stored in the waypoint list. See page 8 for creating waypoints using
map items. If you are selecting a new map point (non-map item) as
the Go To destination, the GPSMAP 292/298 automatically creates
a waypoint at the map pointer location.
To Go To an existing waypoint or map item from the
Map Page:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the waypoint or on-screen
map item.
2. Press NAV. Go To <waypoint name> appears.
3. Press ENTER to start navigating to the waypoint.
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BASIC OPERATION > NAVIGATING TO A DESTINATION
To Go To a new map point (non-map item):
1. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer to location.
2. Press NAV.
3. With Go To MAP Point highlighted, press ENTER.
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TracBack Navigation (Navigating a Track)
The TracBack function retraces your path to the starting point
using the track log automatically stored in the receiver’s memory.
This feature eliminates the need to store waypoints along the way.
TracBack routes are created by reducing your track log into a route
of up to 300 turns and activating an inverted route along those
points. When started, a TracBack route leads you back to the oldest
stored track log point, so it is a good idea to clear the existing track
log before you start your current trip.
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BASIC OPERATION > NAVIGATING TO A DESTINATION
To clear the track log:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the Track tab, and then
highlight the Active sub tab.
3. Use the ROCKER to select the Clear button, and press
ENTER.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER.
To save a track log:
1. From the Main Menu, use the ROCKER to highlight the
Track tab, then highlight the Active sub tab to the right.
2. Use the ROCKER to select Save, and press ENTER.
3. From the Save Back Through window, highlight time,
date, or Entire Log, and press ENTER. When the track is
saved, the Save Track window appears. The default name,
distance, number of points (700 max), and color are shown
in the Save Track window.
To change the name of the saved track, highlight the name
field, and press ENTER. Make your changes and press
ENTER.
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To show the track on the Map and 3D Highway Pages,
highlight the check box to the left of Show on Map and
Highway, and press ENTER.
To view the track on the map, highlight Show Map, and
press ENTER.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER to save the track.
Default track name
Total distance
Check this box
to show track on
the Map or 3D
Highway Pages
Total number of points
Change color
of track line
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To start a TracBack using the NAV key:
1. Press NAV, highlight TracBack, and press ENTER.
2. To stop TracBack navigation, press NAV, highlight Stop
Navigation, and press ENTER.
When a TracBack is active, the GPSMAP 292/298 takes the track
log stored in memory and divides it into segments called legs. Up
to 300 temporary turns (BEGIN, TURN 1, TURN 2, TURN 3,....,
TURN X, END) are created to mark the most significant features
of the track log in order to duplicate your exact path as closely as
possible. To get the most out of the TracBack feature, remember
the following tips:
• Always clear the track log at the starting point.
• Set the Record Mode option on the track log setup page to
Fill or Wrap.
• The track log memory must contain at least two points to
create a TracBack route.
• If the track log interval is set to the Time option, the route
can not follow your exact path. For best performance, keep
the interval set to Resolution.
• If the receiver is turned off or satellite coverage is lost during
your trip, the TracBack draws a straight line between any
point where coverage was lost and where it resumed.
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• If the track log’s changes in distance and direction are
too complex, 300 waypoints might not mark your path
accurately. The receiver then assigns the 300 waypoints
to the most significant points of your track, and simplifies
segments with fewer changes in direction.
For more information on setting up the Track options and saved
tracks, see pages 57.
Following a Track
The Following a Track function retraces a track from the
beginning, the oldest time, to the end, the newest time. You can
only use this function with Saved Tracks. To save a track, refer to
the instructions on page 15.
To Follow a Track:
1. Press NAV, highlight Follow Track, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the track you want to follow, and press ENTER.
3. To stop Follow Track navigation, press NAV, highlight Stop
Navigation, and press ENTER.
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Routes
You can create and store up to 50 user-defined reversible routes
(numbered 1-50), with up to 300 waypoints each.
Route Tab
To navigate a QUICK NAV route:
1. Press NAV/MOB, and highlight Follow Route.
2. Press ENTER, and highlight Create QUICK NAV Route.
3. Use the map pointer to select a waypoint or map item, and
press ENTER.
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4. To add a new waypoint to the route, use the map pointer to
select a map location, and press ENTER.
As you add each new waypoint to the route, the data
window at the top of the Map Page shows the waypoint/map
item name, bearing and distance from your location, and
coordinates of the map pointer. The bottom of the screen
shows the number of available points. A route line appears
on the map to indicate each completed leg, and a dotted
line appears indicating the distance and bearing to the map
pointer from the last route waypoint.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have finished defining all
route waypoints.
6. Press QUIT twice to start your QUICK NAV Route.
To create a route graphically using the map window:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Route tab, and press
ADJ/MENU to show the route options page
3. Select New Route, and press ENTER.
4. Follow steps 3, and 4 in the QUICK NAV Route instructions.
5. When finished, press QUIT twice to return to the Route List
Page.
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ADD appears below the map
pointer as you insert points.
To create a route using text on the Route
Review Page:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Route tab, and press
ADJ/MENU to show the route options menu.
3. Select New Route, and press ENTER.
4. Press ADJ/MENU, select Use List, and press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to highlight the first available blank route
slot, and press ENTER.
6. Select a category, press ENTER, and select the first point in
your route.
7. Repeat steps 5 though 6 until your route is complete, and
then press QUIT.
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Choose the category you want to
add a route point from.
To start a route with the NAV key:
1. From any page, press NAV, using the ROCKER, highlight
Follow Route, and press ENTER. Highlight Pick From
Saved List, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the route you want to navigate, and press ENTER.
To stop navigation of a route:
Press NAV, highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
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BASIC OPERATION > FIND
The following options are available on the Navigation menu by
pressing NAV while navigating a route:
• Invert Route—reverses the route so you can follow it from
the end point back to the beginning.
• Re-Evaluate Route—recalculates and reactivates the current
route data. Selects the route leg closest to your current
location as the active leg (the active leg defines the current
from and to waypoints).
Find
The FIND key searches the unit for user waypoints, map items, and
any optional BlueChart or MapSource information loaded on a data
card. Press FIND to show a list of available find categories. The
default items are Waypoints, Cities, Tides, and Currents. Additional
items, such as Anchorages, Businesses, Exits, Navaids, Restricted
Areas, and Wrecks Obstructions, appear if an optional BlueChart
data card is inserted into the unit. If you press FIND and you are in
Pan Mode, the unit centers its search from the location where the
map pointer is located. Your location or the map pointer must be
within a map outline area to search for BlueChart information.
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BASIC OPERATION > FIND
To Find an item from your current location:
1. From any page, press FIND.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight a category from the list, and
press ENTER.
3. For Waypoints and Cities, search using By Name or
Nearest. Use the ROCKER to highlight a tab. For By
Name, use the top field to spell out the name, or scroll down
through the list. (See page 8 for steps on entering a name.)
To Find an item from other locations:
1. From the Map Page, use the ROCKER to pan select a
location, and press FIND.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight a category from the list, and
press ENTER.
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You can also Find
items from the Map
Pointer.
The Find option also supports a “find from” feature that centers
your search around an item you have just found. For example,
you search for “Restricted Areas” and you find a point named
“Anchoring Prohibited.” If you press FIND again, “From
Anchoring Prohibited” appears as the new search from point.
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BASIC OPERATION > ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND DSC
Additional Information
Items located using the map have information about the point
available. The information varies depending on the type of data
loaded on the optional data card. Sub tabs along the top of the
detail window contain the information available for the item. Any
additional options are shown along the bottom.
To view additional information for a Map item:
1. On the Map Page, use the ROCKER to highlight a map
item, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the individual tabs, and show
the information. To scroll the text, highlight the field, and
press ENTER. Use the ROCKER to scroll.
DSC
The DSC Page of the Main Menu controls and sets up the Digital
Selective Calling (DSC) features on the GPSMAP 292/298.
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) uses marine VHF radio and
Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies to transmit and
receive location information. The chartplotter repeats the call
properties received from the VHF radio on the chartplotter. The
GPSMAP 292/298 requires input from a DSC enabled VHF radio
to show position, and sound/show alerts from a Distress Call or
Position Report. Conversely, the VHF radio requires input from a
GPS to transmit position coordinates for a Distress Call or Position
Report. For connection information, refer to “Connecting the
Power/Data Cable” on page 92.
An emergency DSC Distress Call allows a vessel in trouble
to transmit a substantial amount of information in a single
transmission or call, without the need for voice communication.
When any nearby rescuer receives the DSC signal, an alarm sounds
and they immediately receive the location of the caller. The rescuer
can choose to navigate to the caller’s location to assist, or forward
the call on to the Coast Guard or other rescue operation specialist.
Additional
information tabs
Distance, Bearing,
and Coordinates of
item
Additional options
Information Window
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BASIC OPERATION > DSC
When the rescuer receives the call, they can immediately access the
caller’s information (such as who they are and the type of vessel) in
their database while they are in transit to the caller’s location.
A non-emergency DSC Position Report allows mariners to
exchange and show the positions of one another. When a DSC
position is received, the mariner can choose to create a waypoint or
to show the received location on an electronic map.
Understanding Position Reports
A Position Report is similar to a Distress Call except no alarm is
sounded. Position Reports are not broadcast to all DSC users and
are shown with a boat symbol .
Anytime a vessel receives a DSC call, they can store and quickly
navigate to that location using a Go To. In order to use DSC, users
must first register their VHF radio with the FCC and receive a
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number. Garmin does
not provide MMSI numbers.
For more information about Digital Selective Calling and Maritime
Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) numbers, refer to page 97 in the
“Appendix.”
Understanding Distress Calls
When the GPSMAP 292/298 receives a Distress Call from
a connected DSC enabled VHF radio, an alert message and
notification page are shown, and an alarm tone is sounded. Distress
Calls are shown in the DSC Call List, and Log with a checkered
symbol .
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Receiving DSC Calls
Each time you receive a Distress Call or Position Report, a
Notification Page is shown, and the call is placed in the DSC Call
List and Log. The Notification Page contains information about
the call including: the type of call (distress or position report),
the MMSI number of the caller, a user definable name, the time
and date of the call, the Bearing and Distance from your current
location, and the coordinates of the caller. To see the caller’s
location on a map, select the Show Map button. To create a
waypoint at the caller’s location, select the Create Wpt button. To
close the Notification Page, press QUIT.
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BASIC OPERATION > DSC
When a Distress Call or Position Report is placed in the Call List
and Log, the information on the Notification Page is retained.
To review a DSC call or log entry, highlight the entry and
press ENTER. The DSC Entry Review Page is identical to the
Notification Page with one exception, the entry can be deleted.
DSC Call List
The DSC Call List shows the 50 most recent calls, even if the unit
is left unattended. The Call List shows the most recent call from a
vessel. If a second call from the same vessel is received, it replaces
the first call in the Call List. Press MENU to sort the list and delete
entries.
DSC Log
When DSC calls are received, they are automatically placed in the
Log, with the most recent call at the top. The unit can log up to 100
calls. When 100 calls are logged, the oldest log is removed when a
new call is received. Press MENU to sort the list and delete entries.
DSC Entry Review Page
To review a call or log entry:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU.
2. Open the Call List or Log from the DSC tab.
3. Press up or down on ROCKER to highlight the call you want
to review.
4. Press ENTER to open the DSC Entry Review Page.
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DSC Directory
The DSC Directory acts much like a phone book and can hold up
to 50 entries. Pressing MENU from this page shows options to add
a New Item, Delete a highlighted entry, or Delete All entries.
To add a new Directory entry:
1. Open the DSC Directory in the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the first blank space in the
directory list, and press ENTER.
OR
Press MENU, highlight New Item, and press ENTER.
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3. Enter the MMSI number, a Name, and any comments.
4. When finished, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
Navigating to a Position Report or Distress Call
After a Position Report or a Distress Call is received, navigation
can be quickly set to the call location.
New Directory Item Page
When a Distress Call, Position Report, or Directory item is named,
the name is attached to that particular MMSI number. If a name is
used, all DSC entries of the same MMSI number show the name.
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Navigating to a DSC Call
To navigate to Position Report or Distress Call:
1 Press NAV.
2. With Go To MMSI/Name highlighted, press ENTER.
OR
1. Highlight the call on the Call List or Log, and press NAV.
2. With Go To MMSI/Name or DSC highlighted, press ENTER.
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BASIC OPERATION > AIS
Setting up DSC
The DSC Setup tab turns DSC chartplotter information screen On
and Off. This Setup tab also allows you to simulate Distress Calls
and Position Reports while the unit is in Simulator Mode
(see page 3). Simulating calls is helpful for practice before
connecting to the real system. The Distress Call simulator also
helps to check if alarms are working properly.
AIS
AIS (Automatic Identification System) provides area traffic
situational awareness. AIS provides ship IDs, position, course, and
speed for ships equipped with a transponder within range.
NOTE: You must set your charplotter communication to
NMEA In / NMEA Out with a baud rate of 38400 to receive
AIS information. Refer to page 69 for information on changing
communication settings.
AIS Setup options
AIS contain two setup options in the main menu.
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• AIS Vessels—Auto, All Ranges, 30ft-800mi: sets the
maximum zoom scale at which AIS vessels appear.
• Heading Line—Off, Time: draws an extension from the end
of the boat icon in the direction of travel. For Time, enter the
numeric time value you want the line to extend. The Time
line length automatically adjusts as your speed changes.
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MAIN PAGES > OVERVIEW
MAIN PAGES
There are four main pages that are always available: Map, Compass, Highway, and Active Route. Pressing PAGE opens a Pages window.
You can use the ROCKER or press PAGE repeatedly to cycle though the pages. Three more pages, Map Split, Sonar, and Flasher, are
available when the GPSMAP 292/298 Sounder receives sonar input. For information on the Sonar, Flasher, and Map Split Pages, refer to
the “Using Sonar” section on page 72.
With the Map Page shown, press PAGE several times. Each time you press PAGE the next main page appears. Each main page has an
Adjustment Menu. Adjustment Menus contain the setup options and functions that apply to that page. Press ADJ/MENU to show the
Options Menu. Use the ROCKER to select an item from the adjustment menu and press ENTER.
Notice that either PAGE or QUIT stops the current function and returns you to the main page. If you find yourself lost in a menu or you
start a function you do not want, press PAGE or QUIT.
You can customize the main pages using the DATA/CNFG key. Press DATA/CNFG to remove the status bar and data fields from the top
of any main page. Press and hold DATA/CNFG to customize the Main Pages.
Map Page
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Map Split Page
Sonar Page
Flasher Page
Compass Page
Highway Page Active Route Page
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MAIN PAGES > MAP PAGE
Map Page
The Map Page provides a comprehensive screen of electronic
cartography, plotting, and navigational data. When using the unit
with optional BlueChart or MapSource data, the Map Page shows
your boat on a digital chart, complete with geographic names, map
items, navaids, and a host of other chart features. It also plots your
track and shows any routes and waypoints you create. The map
pointer allows you pan and scroll to other map areas, determine the
distance and bearing to a location, and perform various route and
waypoint functions.
When the map pointer is active, an additional data window appears
at the top of the map to indicate the location, range, and bearing to
the map pointer, a selected waypoint, or map item. The map zoom
range shown at the bottom right of the page.
The Zoom RANGE Down and RANGE Up keys combined with
the ROCKER, allows you select zoom ranges and move the map
pointer. Two basic map operating modes, Position Mode and Pan
Mode, determine what cartography is shown on the Map Page.
Position Mode moves the cartography to keep the present position
marker within the screen area. Pan Mode moves the cartography to
keep the map pointer within the screen area.
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The GPSMAP 292/298 system starts in the Position Mode, with
your location centered on the Map Page. When sufficient map
coverage is not available to keep your location centered, the
position triangle moves toward the edge of the screen.
Pan Mode starts when the ROCKER is pressed. The map pointer
is moved over the Map Page using the ROCKER. When the map
pointer reaches the edge of the screen, the map scrolls forward
under the map pointer.
Data fields
Map item
Land
Geographic
name
Position triangle
Water
Map zoom range
Map Page Shown Using
Optional Mapsource Data.
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Using the Map Pointer
The map pointer pans away from your present location (even
outside of your current detail coverage.) As you pan past the edge
of the current Map Page, the screen actively scrolls forward to
provide continuous map coverage. An hourglass symbol appears by
the map pointer while the unit is busy drawing new map details.
Move the map
pointer over an
item on the map
to highlight it.
As you move the map pointer, the distance and bearing from your
present location to the map pointer is shown in the data window,
along with the map pointer’s location coordinates. Keep in mind
that when the map pointer is stationary, the distance and bearing
from your present position changes as your location moves. The
map pointer can also be used to view on-screen waypoint and map
item properties directly from the Map Page.
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Additional
information tabs
Pressing ENTER while
highlighting a map item
brings up additional
details and options.
Additional options
To select an on-screen waypoint or map item with the
map pointer:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer to a waypoint or
map item. (If there are several waypoints grouped closely
together, zoom in closer for a better view.)
2. When a waypoint or map item is selected, it is highlighted
on-screen, with the name and location shown. Press
ENTER to show details of the map item. When using
BlueChart or MapSource data, additional information tabs
appear. Use the ROCKER to highlight the individual tabs,
and show additional information and options.
3. Press QUIT to exit the review page.
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Use the map pointer to create new waypoints directly from the
map.
To create a waypoint with the map pointer:
1. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer to the map
location.
2. Press ENTER, and the New Map Waypoint window
appears. (Do not hold down ENTER. Pressing and holding
ENTER will mark a waypoint at your present position not at
the map pointer’s position.) If the map pointer is on a map
item, press ENTER, and a new window with details about
the item appears.
3. Press ENTER again on the highlighted Create Wpt option.
4. Press ENTER to confirm the new waypoint using the default
four-digit name and symbol.
For more information about waypoints, see page 8.
Selecting Map Zoom Ranges
The Map Page has 28 available range scales from 20 ft to 800 mi
(5 m to 1,200 km.) The map zoom range is controlled by the
RANGE Down and RANGE Up keys, with the current zoom
range shown at the bottom-right of the data window.
To select a map zoom range:
Press the RANGE Up key to zoom out and the RANGE
Down key to zoom in.
NOTE: The zoom range value represents the distance from one
end of the zoom range bar to the other.
Using Built-In Basemap
Using BlueChart g2 or MapSource Data
Overzoom, no additional data is available
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The GPSMAP 292/298 has a built-in worldwide database, with
more detailed coverage available through the use of the optional
preloaded BlueChart g2 data cards or other MapSource data.
The GPSMAP 292/298 shows cartography as long as there is
chart information available for the range you have selected. Map
coverage conforms to the following conditions:
• When the selected zoom range is covered by the internal
database, BlueChart, or MapSource data, cartography is
shown.
• When the selected zoom range is covered by both
the internal database and BlueChart/MapSource data,
cartography is shown using the data with the best resolution.
• When the selected zoom range exceeds the resolution of the
data in use, an Overzoom warning appears below the zoom
range.
To change data field contents and configuration:
1. Press and hold DATA/CNFG. The Configuration window
appears.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the function you want to add
or remove, such as the status bar or first and second rows
of data fields, and press ENTER. Only functions with a
check mark in the check box to the left of the name appear
on the main page.
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3. Move the field highlight to the data field slider and use the
ROCKER to select the number of data fields.
4. Move the field highlight to a data field, and press ENTER.
5. Using the ROCKER to move up or down on the list of data
field options. Press ENTER to select an option.
6. To exit, press QUIT.
Map Page Options
Many features of the GPSMAP 292/298 are menu driven. Each
main page has an options menu, allowing you to customize the
corresponding page to your preferences and/or select special
features that specifically relate to that page.
The Map Page provides access to functions and features relating to
the Map Page.
To show and select the Map Page options:
1. Press ADJ/MENU.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight an option, and press ENTER.
The available options are Measure Distance, Show/Hide Detail,
and Setup. Following are details on using each of these options.
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To measure the bearing/distance between two points:
1. Highlight Measure Distance, and press ENTER. An
on-screen map pointer labeled ENT REF appears on the
Map Page at your present location.
2. Move the map pointer to a reference point (the point that
you want to measure from), and press ENTER.
3. Move the map pointer to the end measurement point. The
bearing and distance from the reference point and map
pointer coordinates is shown in the data window at the top
of the screen. Press QUIT to finish.
NOTE: Map Pointer, Highway, Location, and Sonar field
options are only available on medium and large sized data
fields.
Measure Distance—measures the bearing and distance between
any two points on the Map Page.
Hide/Show Detail—hides and shows map details.
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Map pointer
coordinates
Distance
and Bearing
Map pointer
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Setup—configures the Map Page preferences, including map
detail, map orientation, automatic zoom, and various map items
and points. Refer to “Main Menu—Map Tab” on page 61 for more
information.
To change a map setup feature:
1. From the Map Page menu, highlight Setup, and press
ENTER.
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to highlight a tab, then
press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight the setting
you want to change, and press ENTER.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight to a setting,
and press ENTER. To exit, press QUIT.
From the map setup page, you can access the following menu
options by pressing ADJ/MENU:
• All Map Defaults—restores settings back to factory settings
for all tabs.
Compass Page
The Compass Page provides graphic steering guidance to a
destination waypoint, with an emphasis on the bearing to your
destination and current direction of travel. The middle of the
page features a rotating compass ring that shows your course
over ground (track) while you are moving, and a bearing pointer
that indicates the direction of the destination (bearing) relative
to the course over ground. The compass ring and map pointer
work independently to show—at a glance—the direction of your
movement and the direction to your destination. For instance, if
the arrow points up, you are going directly to the waypoint. If the
arrow points any direction other than up, turn toward the arrow
until it points up—then continue in that direction.
This page provides better steering guidance when traveling at
slower speeds and/or when making frequent directional changes.
When you are not navigating to a waypoint, the compass ring
shows the current direction of travel but the arrow does not appear.
NOTE: The bearing pointer, bearing bug, and compass ring
can point in various directions when you are stationary or at
very low speeds. When you start moving, the map pointer is
correct.
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MAIN PAGES > 3D HIGHWAY PAGE
Data
fields
Bearing
bug
Bearing
pointer
Compass
ring
The data window, located at the top of the page, provides a userselectable layout of various types of useful data. Each data field
can be configured to show several data options. The data window
layout can be configured to show additional data fields and change
the size of the data shown. The round compass becomes a tape
compass when the data configuration limits space. Refer to page 30
for data field configuration instructions.
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3D Highway Page
The GPSMAP 292/298’s 3D Highway Page provides 3-D graphic
steering guidance to a destination waypoint, placing greater
emphasis on the straight-line course, and the distance and direction
you are off course. As you head toward your destination, the
middle of the screen provides visual guidance to your waypoint
on a moving graphic highway. Your present location is at the
bottom center of the 3D Highway Page. 3-D cartography provides
situational awareness while navigating. The line down the middle
of the highway represents your course. As you navigate toward a
waypoint, the highway moves—indicating the direction you are off
course. To stay on course, steer toward the center of the highway.
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The four data fields at the top of the page provide additional userselectable guidance information. Additionally, a compass ribbon
shows your current heading along with a dark, vertical bar that
indicates the direct bearing to the navigation point. When the dark,
vertical indicator (or arrow) lines up with the lighter red bar in the
middle, you are heading directly to the navigation point. Use the
3D Highway Page as your primary navigation page in lieu of the
Compass Page when your main concern is following a defined
course.
Each data field at the top of the page can be configured to show
several data options. The data window layout can be configured to
show additional data fields and change the size of the data shown.
Refer to page 30 for more information.
To zoom in or out on the 3D Highway Page:
Press either the RANGE Down or RANGE Up key to
increase or decrease the zoom range.
Data fields
Compass
tape
Course
Present
location
Zoom
scale
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MAIN PAGES > 3D HIGHWAY PAGE
3D Highway Page Options
The 3D Highway options page selects the waypoints and tracks
shown and shows/hides cartography.
To show and select the 3D Highway Page options:
1. Press ADJ/MENU. Select the Hiway tab.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight an option, and press ENTER.
Check or uncheck
the options you
want to show or
hide on the 3D
Highway Page.
The following options are available from the 3D Highway Page
menu:
• Hide/Show Cartography—toggles between hiding and
showing map details. This option is only available when an
optional BlueChart g2 data card is inserted in the unit.
• Setup—selects what waypoints and tracks are shown on the
3D Highway Page. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to
select or deselect the options.
Preview window
3D Highway Page Setup
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MAIN PAGES > ACTIVE ROUTE PAGE
Active Route Page
The Active Route Page shows each point of the active route, with
the point name, distance and choice of Course, ETA, Fuel, Leg
Distance, Leg Fuel, Leg Time, Sunrise, Sunset, or Time To for each
point from your present location. The current destination point is
marked with an arrow icon. As you navigate a route, the waypoint
list automatically updates to indicate the next active point first. The
Active Route and Route Review Pages share many of the same
features and options. For more information on the Active Route
Page, see page 17.
Active Route Page Options
The Active Route Page Options function the same as the Map Page
Options. Refer to pages 17-19 for information on the Use Map,
Add Before, and Remove options.
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MAIN MENU > GPS TAB
MAIN MENU
The Main Menu provides access to various waypoint, system,
navigation, interface management, and setup menus. The 19 Menu
tabs are divided into categories by function. The Main Menu is
available from any page in the system, and is accessed by pressing
and holding ADJ/MENU. See page 6 for additional instructions on
changing settings and entering data.
Sub tabs
To select a Menu tab from the Main Menu Page:
1. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight a tab. The
information for the highlighted tab automatically appears
to the right. If you want to select any of the sub tab items,
press right on the ROCKER, then press up or down to
select individual items.
2. Either press ADJ/MENU for additional submenu options,
or press ENTER to make changes to the highlighted item.
Press left on the ROCKER to get back to the Main Menu.
3. Press QUIT to exit the Main Menu.
GPS Tab
Main Menu
tabs
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The GPS tab provides a visual reference of satellite acquisition,
receiver status, and accuracy. The status information provides
an idea of what the receiver is doing at any given moment. The
sky view and signal strength bars give you an indication of what
satellites are visible to the receiver and whether or not they are
being tracked. The signal strength is shown on a bar graph for each
satellite, with the satellite number below. As the receiver locks onto
satellites, a signal strength bar appears for each satellite in view.
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The progress of satellite acquisition is shown in three stages:
• No signal strength bars—the receiver is looking for the
satellites indicated.
• White signal strength bars—the receiver has found the
satellite(s) and is collecting data.
• Green signal strength bars—the receiver has collected the
necessary data and the satellite(s) are ready for use.
Accuracy
Receiver status
WAAS status
You can use the sky view to help determine if any satellites are
being blocked, and whether you have a current location fix. The
sky view shows a bird’s-eye view of the position of each satellite
relative to the receiver’s last known location. The outer circle
represents the horizon (north up), the inner circle 45º above the
horizon, and the center point a position directly overhead. You can
also set the sky view to a Track up configuration, causing the top of
the sky view to align along your current track heading.
To disable/enable WAAS capability:
1. From the GPS tab, press ADJ/MENU.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight WAAS Off or WAAS On, and
press ENTER.
Signal strength
bars
The status field indicates “Ready for Navigation” when the
GPSMAP 292/298 has collected the necessary data from satellites
to calculate a fix. The unit then updates the location, date, and time.
Highlight WAAS Off, and press ENTER
to disable the WAAS capabilities.
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• Searching for Satellites—the receiver is looking for and
collecting data from satellites visible at its last known or
initialized position, but has not collected enough data to
calculate a fix.
• Ready for Navigation—at least three satellites have been
acquired and your location is now being calculated in
latitude, longitude, and elevation.
• Ready for Nav with WAAS—at least three satellites and
a WAAS/EGNOS satellite have been acquired and your
location is now being calculated in latitude, longitude, and
elevation.
• Simulating—the receiver is in Simulator Mode.
GPS Tab Options
The GPS tab features an options page that provides access to
functions and features relating to the GPS Info Page.
To show and select the GPS Tab options:
1. Press ADJ/MENU.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight an option, and press ENTER.
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MAIN MENU > TIDE TAB
Tide Tab
Use the Tide tab to view tide and current information. The Tide tab
contains two sub tabs - Tide and Current.
Station
name
Date
Tide
chart
Event
times
Tide Tab
Tide Sub Tab
The Tide sub tab contains a graphical chart that shows Tide Station
information in a 24-hour span starting at midnight. You can choose
from different dates and more than 3,000 Tide Stations around the
U.S.A. coastline, Alaska, Hawaii, western Canada, and several of
the Caribbean islands. The top of the Tide sub tab shows the Tide
Station and the date; the bottom of the Tide sub tab shows the
distance and bearing from your location.
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The bottom of the Tide chart shows a 24-hour block of local time
for your location. Daylight (yellow bar) and nighttime (blue bar)
at the Tide Station are shown across the time scale, with the time
progressing from left to right (sunrise and sunset information might
not be available for some Tide Stations). The solid, light vertical
lines are in 4-hour increments, and the light, dotted vertical lines
are in 1-hour increments. A solid, vertical line (with the local
time at the top) indicates the tide height corresponding to the time
shown in the local time box.
Max. level
Current time bar
High tide
curve
Current tide
height bar
Low tide curve
MLLW
Min. level
Station time
Day
Night
The Tide curve is shown as a shaded area, where higher tides are
taller (blue) and lower tides are shorter (red). The solid, horizontal
line indicates the tide height. The figure to the left of the line shows
the present tide level. The Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW)
appears as a solid, horizontal line near the bottom of the chart
(this line appears only if the tide height range is zero or below).
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The numbers on the top and bottom of the left side indicate the
maximum and minimum levels. The four data fields below the
chart indicate event times and levels at which the tide changes
starting in the upper-left field, going downward, then to the upperright, and down again. When comparing with other tide tables,
verify the depth unit value is the same for both sources. The bottom
of the chart shows the amount of time (in hours and minutes) until
the next low tide and high tide.
To select the Tide Station nearest to your location:
1. Highlight the At field, and press ENTER to open the Find
Tides Page.
2. Highlight Current Position, and press ENTER to open the
Find Near Current Position Page.
3. Select a Tide Station from the list, and press ENTER. As
you move the highlight over each Tide Station in the list, the
station is highlighted on the Map window. The distance and
bearing from your location to the highlighted Tide Station
are shown at the bottom of the list.
If you are not within this range, the message “None Found”
appears. Use the Map Position option to select a location closer to
a Tide Station.
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Select from a list of stations.
To select a Tide Station from a map location:
1. Highlight the At field, and press ENTER to open the Find
Tides Page.
2. Highlight Map Position, and press ENTER to open the Find
Near Current Position Page.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to move the map
pointer to a map location, and press ENTER. The Find Near
Other Position Page shows a list of Tide Stations near the
selected map location.
4. Select a Tide Station, and press ENTER. If the “None
Found” message appears, repeat steps 1-3 until you find a
Tide Station.
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Viewing Tide Information
You can change the date to see tide charts for other days, or move
the time bar in approximately five minute increments to show tide
heights at various times.
To change the date of the tide chart:
1. Using the ROCKER, highlight the On field, and press
ENTER.
2. Enter a date, and press ENTER. The tide chart is updated
to show tide information for the selected date.
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To view tide heights at various times on the tide chart:
1. Highlight the tide chart.
2. Press left or right on the ROCKER to change the time and
day. The day changes as you move past the edge of the
tide chart.
Move the ROCKER
to see tide heights at
different times. Tide
data shows in a black
box when in map
pointer mode.
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Current Sub Tab
The Current sub tab contains graphical charts showing information
for currents in a 24-hour span starting at midnight. You can choose
from different dates and Current Stations around the USA coastline,
Alaska, Hawaii, western Canada, and several of the Caribbean
islands. The top of the Current sub tab shows the current station,
and the date. The bottom of the tab shows the distance and bearing
from your location.
The Current sub tab contains two charts—one for speed and one
for direction.
The top chart is the speed chart, which shows the speed of a given
current at any point during the day. The shaded area is blue (Flood
Current) when the current is heading toward shore; the shaded area
is red (Ebb Current) when the current is heading away from shore.
The bottom chart is the direction chart, which shows the direction
of the current at any given point during the day (based on the north
reference, not true north.)
The bottom of each chart shows a 24-hour block of local time for
your location. Day (yellow bar) and night (blue bar) at the Current
Station appear across the time scale, with the time progressing
from left to right (sunrise and sunset information may not be
available for some stations). The solid, light vertical lines are in
4-hour increments, and the light, dotted vertical lines are in 1-hour
increments. A solid, vertical line (with the local time at the top)
indicates the strength of the current that corresponds to the time
shown in the local time box.
To select the Current Station nearest to your location:
1. Highlight the At field, and press ENTER to open the Find
Currents Page.
2. Highlight Current Position, and press ENTER to open the
Find Near Current Position Page.
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3. Select a Current Station from the list, and press ENTER. As
you move the highlight over each Current Station in the list,
the station is highlighted on the Map window. The distance
and bearing from your location to the highlighted station are
shown at the bottom of the list.
To select a Current Station from a map location:
1. Highlight the At field, and press ENTER to open the Find
Currents Page.
2. Highlight Map Position, and press ENTER to open the Find
Near Map Position Page.
3. Press up or down on the ROCKER to move the map pointer
to a map location, and press ENTER. The Find Near Map
Position Page shows a list of Current Stations near the
selected map location.
4. Select a Current Station, and press ENTER. If the “None
Found” message appears, repeat steps 1-3 until you find a
station.
Trip Tab
The Trip tab shows the Trip Odometer, Moving Average speed,
Total Average speed, Maximum Speed, Stopped Time, Moving
Time, Total Time, and Odometer. To reset the data, choose from
Reset Trip, Reset Max Speed, Reset Odometer, or Reset All, and
press ENTER.
Viewing a Current Report
Press the Show Report soft key to view a detailed report of all
times and values for all the minimum and maximum current flows
through the day including Flood, Slack, and Max Ebb times and
strengths.
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MAIN MENU > CELES TAB
Celes (Celestial) Tab
To choose a position:
The Celestial tab shows celestial data for sun and moon rise/set,
moon phase, and approximate sky view location of the sun and
moon. The moon phase shows the current visible portion of the
moon as a light color. You can show this data for your present
location, a location from the map, or a Find item location. Use the
today’s data, or select a different date and time.
Position
Date/Time
Sky view
window
Sun/Moon
event times
Moon
position
Overhead
(90°)
1. From the Celes tab, highlight the At field, and press
ENTER.
2. From the Find list highlight any category, and press ENTER.
If you want to reference a Find item, select from the Find
list, and press ENTER.
3. Select an item from the list or tab lists, and press ENTER.
For a location from the map, choose Map Position, press
ENTER, select a location on the map, and press ENTER.
4. From the Find item detail page, highlight OK, and press
ENTER.
The location the unit is using appears in the Date/Time/Position
field. The time tables shown are based on your current time zone.
When using a position from another location outside of your time
zone, you need to set the Time Zone for that location. See page 68
for more information on setting time zones.
Moon phase
70°
45°
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(0°)
Sun
position
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MAIN MENU > POINTS TAB
Points Tab
The Points tab features two waypoint sub tabs, User and Proximity,
which manage a large number of waypoints quickly and efficiently.
The sub tabs also provide a continuously updated proximity
waypoint alarm function that can be used to define an alarm circle
around items such as submerged hazards or shallow waters.
Sub tabs
Celestial Tab Menu
To change the time or date:
1. On the Celestial tab, use the ROCKER to highlight the
Days or Hours button, and press ENTER. Press up or
down on the ROCKER to change the days or hours. Press
QUIT to exit.
OR
Highlight the On field, and press ENTER.
2. Enter a new date or time, and press ENTER.
Main Menu
tabs
Main Menu
To use current date and time:
From the Celes tab, press ADJ/MENU, use the ROCKER to
highlight Use Current Date and Time, and press ENTER.
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MAIN MENU > POINTS TAB
To select the Points (Waypoint) sub tab:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Points tab. A list of stored
waypoints appear to the right of the Main Menu list.
2. Press right one time on the ROCKER. The User tab is now
highlighted.
3. Press down on the ROCKER until a waypoint is highlighted.
User Waypoint List
The first waypoint submenu list available from the Points tab is
the User list, which shows a master list of all waypoints currently
stored in memory. From the User list, you can review, edit, rename
or delete individual waypoints, or delete all user waypoints. The
total number of stored and available waypoints is shown at the
bottom of the User page, with the stored waypoints arranged in
alphanumerical order.
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The following options are available from the User submenu on the
Points tab:
• New Waypoint—allows you to create a waypoint.
(See page 8 for creating a waypoint)
• Delete—deletes selected waypoint from and waypoint list
and route.
• Delete By Symbol—deletes waypoints that use the same
symbol.
• Delete All—deletes all waypoints from the unit.
NOTE: When a waypoint is deleted from the list, it cannot be
recovered from the unit. It is advisable to back up important
waypoints to a computer using an optional PC cable and
interface software or record them manually.
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To show the waypoint menu options:
Using the ROCKER, highlight the User tab, and press
ADJ/MENU.
To scroll through and review the waypoint list:
1. With the ROCKER, highlight the Points tab, and then
highlight User.
2. Use the ROCKER to scroll through the list.
3. Press ENTER to review the highlighted waypoint on the
Waypoint Edit Page.
4. Press ENTER to return to the list and automatically highlight
the next waypoint.
To delete an individual waypoint from the list:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the waypoint to delete, and
press ADJ/MENU.
2. Highlight Delete, and press ENTER. You can also highlight
the waypoint, press ENTER, then highlight Delete, and
press ENTER.
3. Press ENTER to confirm the deletion warning.
To search for a waypoint by name:
1. Highlight the name field, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to select the first letter of the name.
3. Move to the right, and enter the second letter, if you do not
see the name in the list below.
4. Repeat this until the name appears. Press ENTER when
you see the name.
5. Highlight the name on the list, and press ENTER again
to review the waypoint. When finished, highlight OK, and
press ENTER.
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To delete waypoints by symbol:
1. From the User sub tab, press ADJ/MENU. Select Delete
By Symbol, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the symbol of the waypoint(s)
to delete, and press ENTER.
3. Press ENTER to confirm. To stop the deletion, choose
Cancel, or press QUIT.
To delete all waypoints or the entire waypoint list:
1. Press ADJ/MENU to select the options window.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight Delete All, and press
ENTER.
3. Highlight OK, and press ENTER to confirm.
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Proximity Waypoint List
The Proximity list allows you to define an alarm circle around a
stored waypoint location, and can be used to help you avoid reefs,
rocks, or restricted waters. Up to 10 waypoints can be listed, with
a maximum alarm radius of 99.99 nautical or statute miles or
kilometers. If a proximity alarm circle overlaps with an existing
alarm circle, a “Proximity Overlaps Another Proximity Waypoint”
message appears. Because the unit only alerts for one of the
overlap points, use caution when navigating in these areas. If you
enter an alarm circle overlap, you are only alerted to the closest
proximity waypoint.
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To add a proximity waypoint:
1. On the Points tab, highlight the Proximity sub tab.
2. Press ADJ/MENU, and select New Waypoint. The Find
screen appears. Highlight Waypoints, and press ENTER.
3. To select a waypoint from the list, use the ROCKER to
highlight a waypoint from the User or Nearest tab.
4. Press ENTER to confirm. The distance field is now
highlighted.
5. Press ENTER to begin entry of the proximity radius.
6. Use the ROCKER to enter a distance value (to 99.99 units),
and press ENTER.
To turn proximity alarms on or off:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the field below Proximity
Alarm, and press ENTER.
2. Select a ON or OFF setting, and press ENTER.
To show the waypoint menu options:
Using the ROCKER, highlight the Proximity tab, and press
ADJ/MENU.
To clear one or all proximity waypoint(s) from the list:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the proximity waypoint, and
press ADJ/MENU.
2. To clear a single alarm, highlight Delete, and press ENTER.
3. To clear all proximity waypoints, select the Delete All
option, and press ENTER.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight OK, and press ENTER.
The following options are available from the Proximity sub tab of
the Points tab:
• New Waypoint—creates a waypoint and adds it to the
proximity list.
• Delete—removes a selected waypoint from proximity list.
• Delete All—removes all waypoints from proximity list.
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MAIN MENU > ROUTES TAB
Route Tab
The Route tab shows all the routes currently stored in memory,
along with a descriptive name for each route. After a route has
been created, it can be started and used for navigation with the
NAV key. A route can be followed in the same sequence as it was
originally created, or you can invert the route and navigate from
the end waypoint back to the beginning waypoint. From the Route
list menu, you can choose New Route (page 17), Copy, Delete, or
Delete All.
To copy or delete a route:
1. From the Route List, highlight the route you want to copy or
delete using the ROCKER, and press ADJ/MENU.
2. Choose either Copy or Delete, and press ENTER. With
OK highlighted, press ENTER again to confirm a deletion.
Copy uses the same route name with an additional number,
starting at 1, at the end of the route name.
To delete all routes:
1. From the Route List, press ADJ/MENU.
2. Highlight Delete All, and press ENTER. With OK
highlighted, press ENTER again to confirm the deletion.
If you highlight a route
name from the Route
List and press NAV,
the name automatically
appears.
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MAIN MENU > ROUTES TAB
Route Review Page
After you create a route, use the Route Review Page to review and
modify the route shown.
To show the Route Review Page:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU, and highlight the Route tab.
2. Highlight the route you want to review, and press ENTER.
You are now on the Route Edit Map Page.
The Route Review Page also allows you to enter your own
15-character name for any listed route. By default, the name
includes the first and last waypoints in the route.
To enter a custom route name:
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1. From the Route Review Page, highlight the route you want
to change, and press ENTER.
2. Press ADJ/MENU, and use the ROCKER to select Edit
Route Name. Press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to enter a name, and press ENTER when
finished.
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When you are on the Route Review Page, you can review the route
points (waypoints or map items) one at a time from the list.
To review individual route points:
1. Highlight the selected route, and press ENTER.
2. Press ADJ/MENU, highlight Use List, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the waypoint you want to review, and press
ENTER. On the waypoint review window, you can choose
Delete, Next (highlight the next point on the route list),
Show Map (show the point on a map window), or Move
Wpt (permanently delete the waypoint from the unit), and
press ENTER.
When you are back on the route point list, the next point in the
route is automatically highlighted. This allows you to review each
point on the route by pressing ENTER repeatedly.
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Route Review Options Menu
Route Review Menu Options
Menu options available from the Route Review Page are Use Map,
Add Before, Remove, and Plan.
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To edit a route point:
1. From the Route Review Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight
Use Map, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight a route waypoint, and press
ENTER. Use the ROCKER to edit the waypoint properties.
A menu of editing choices appear, with options for removing,
moving (user waypoints only), or adding turns to the beginning or
end of the route.
To remove a route waypoint:
Highlight a point, and press ENTER to review it.
Use Map—allows you to review and modify the route shown
for each point (waypoint or map item) on a map page. Use the
map pointer to insert a new route point on a route leg, review the
waypoint, or map item.
To graphically add a point to an existing route:
1. From the Route Review Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight
Use Map, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the map pointer labeled “ADD”
to the next point in the you want in the route.
3. Press ENTER.
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1. From the Route Review Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight
Use Map, and press ENTER.
2. Use the map pointer to highlight the waypoint, and press
ADJ/MENU.
3. Highlight the Remove option, and press ENTER.
To move a route waypoint:
1. From the Route Review Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight
Use Map, and press ENTER.
2. Use the map pointer to highlight the waypoint, and press
ADJ/MENU.
3. Highlight the Move option, and press ENTER.
4. Move the map pointer to the new map location, and press
ENTER.
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To add turns at the beginning or end of the route:
1. Select the first (to add waypoints to the beginning of the
route) or last (to add waypoints to the end of the route)
route waypoint with the map pointer, and press ADJ/MENU.
2. Highlight the Add option, and press ENTER.
3. Move the map pointer to the new point or location, and
press ENTER.
4. Repeat step 3 to insert additional waypoints, or press QUIT
to finish.
The GPSMAP 292/298’s route edit mode also allows you to insert
a new route waypoint in any route leg using the map pointer.
To insert a new waypoint between two existing route
waypoints:
1. Use the ROCKER to select the leg you want to insert the
new waypoint in, and press ENTER.
2. Move the map pointer to the new map location, existing
waypoint, or map item (ADD is shown below the arrow and
the route lines move with the arrow), and press ENTER.
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Add Before—inserts a waypoint into the list of route points or add
a point(s) onto the end of the route.
To insert a point into the route, or add a point to
the end:
1. From either the Route Review or Active Route Pages, use
the ROCKER to highlight the point you want to insert the
new point before (to add a point to the end, highlight the
blank field at the bottom of the list), and press ADJ/MENU.
2. Highlight Add Before, and press ENTER.
3. From the Find menu, highlight Waypoints, and press
ENTER. (You can also choose from other points, such as
Cities or Tide Stations from this list.) From either the User
or Nearest From Current Location tab lists, choose the
waypoint you want and press ENTER twice. (See page 48
for searching for waypoints by name.)
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To plan your route:
Drag the route
leg to an existing
waypoint (shown),
map item, or a
blank spot on the
map to create a
new route point.
1. From the Route Review Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight
Plan, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to adjust the field values.
Remove—removes a point (waypoint or map item) from a route.
This option is available from both the Route Review and Active
Route Pages.
To remove a point from a route:
1. From either the Route Review or Active Route Pages, use
the ROCKER to highlight the point to remove, and press
ADJ/MENU.
2. Highlight Remove, and press ENTER.
Plan—the Route Review and Active Route Pages also show tripplanning information for each leg or the entire route. Available
information includes Course, ETA, Fuel (to point), Leg Distance,
Leg Fuel, Leg Time, Sunrise and Sunset (at point location), and
Time To (point).
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Trip Planning Data Fields
NOTE: Fuel flow rates on your unit are measured in units per
hour. System setting changes for units of measure (statute,
nautical or metric) do not affect the fuel flow measure. You
should enter fuel flow rates based on available information
for your vehicle’s (operator’s manual, or performance
specifications.) Make note of the units of measure
(gallons or liters.)
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MAIN MENU > TRACK TAB
Track Tab
The Track tab specifies whether or not to record a track log, define
how it is recorded, or save track log data for future use. The Track
Logs Page also provides an indicator of the memory used for
the active track log and options to clear the track memory. See
pages 15 for TracBack information. The Track tab is divided in two
sub tabs: Active and Saved.
Active Sub Tab
Saved Sub Tab
The Saved sub tab shows and manages a list of any saved track
logs, allows for TracBack activation, and Map Page of saved logs.
The active log stores up to approximately 10,000 track log points,
based on the criteria specified in the Track settings. Up to 15 track
logs can be saved in memory, with up to 750 track log points in
each saved log. A TracBack can be started from any of the saved
tracks on this tab.
The Active sub tab is for the active log (the log currently being
recorded). It shows track memory used and current settings.
Refer to page 58.
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MAIN MENU > TRACK TAB
For the Active tab, the following settings are available:
• Record Mode—contains three track recording options:
• Off—the track log is not recorded. Selecting the Off
setting prevents you from using the TracBack feature.
• Fill—a track log is recorded until the track memory is
full.
• Wrap—records the track log is continuously recorded,
wrapping through the available memory (replacing the
oldest track data with new data).
• Interval—defines the frequency at which the track plots are
recorded. Three interval settings are available:
• Distance—records track based on a user-defined distance
between points.
• Time—records track plot based on a user-defined time
interval.
• Resolution—records track plot based on a user-defined
variance from your course over ground. The resolution
option is the default setting and is recommended for the
most efficient use of memory and TracBack performance.
The distance value (entered in the value field) is the
maximum error allowed from the true course before
recording a track point.
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• Value—defines the distance or time used to record the track
log.
• Save—saves the current active track log.
• Clear—erases the active track log stored in memory.
For the Saved tab, the following menu options are available:
• Delete Track—deletes highlighted saved track log from
memory.
• Delete All—deletes all saved track logs from memory.
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MAIN MENU > DSC AND CARD TAB
DSC Tab
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) uses marine VHF radio and Global
Positioning System (GPS) technologies to transmit and receive
location information. DSC is used by mariners to assist them in two
major areas: Distress Calls and Position Reporting. See page 21
and the “Appendix” for more information on DSC and using it with
your GPSMAP 292/298.
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Card Tab
The Card tab contains options for saving waypoints, routes and
tracks to a data card. When data is saved to a data card, it can be
exchanged with other compatible units and Garmin’s MapSource
PC program.
To transfer data to/from a data card:
1. Insert the data card. From the Card tab, select the check
box next to each type of item you want to transfer.
2. Highlight Save To Card, and press ENTER to save the
selected items to the data card.
3. If transferring data from the card to the unit, highlight Merge
From Card, and press ENTER to combine the selected
items with those of your GPSMAP 292/298. Highlight
Replace From Card, and press ENTER to overwrite all
selected items on your GPSMAP 292/298.
4. A Transfer Complete message appears after the data is
transferred. Press QUIT.
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Msgs Tab
The Message tab on the Main Menu shows a list of messages
generated by your GPSMAP 292/298. Use the ROCKER to scroll
through the entire list of messages on the Log tab.
To view the messages:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight Message from the vertical list of tabs.
To delete all messages:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight Message from the vertical list of tabs.
3. Highlight a message, and press ADJ/MENU. Delete All
appears.
4. Press ENTER. Select OK, and press ENTER again to
confirm.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a message. Press ENTER to
view detailed information about that message.
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MAIN MENU > PAGES AND MAP TABS
Pages Tab
The Pages tab allows you to turn on or off and customize the order
of the main pages.
To turn on or off a main page:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight the page name field. Press
ENTER to show a list of pages available.
2. Select None. The page is now turned off.
Map Tab
The Map tab changes the show properties of the Map Page.
The following pages contain descriptions of the Map tab’s six sub
tabs.
Prefs Sub Tab
To customize the main pages order:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight a page name field.
2. Press ENTER to show the main page list for the numbered
spot.
3. Highlight a page name, and press ENTER.
The Reset Pages button returns the unit to the default page
sequence.
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• Map Outlines—On/Off: toggles the coverage boxes for
BlueChart/MapSource data On and Off.
• Symbol Set—NOAA, International: controls a navaid
symbol set.
• Light Sectors—Off, Auto, On: controls the drawing light
sectors on the map.
• Spot Soundings—On,Warn Depth, Off: turns on the depth
spot sounding data.
• Warn Depth—shows the spot sounding below the set value
in red. This field is only available when Warn Depth is
selected in the Spot Soundings field.
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• Orientation—North Up: fixes the top of the Map Page to
a north heading. Track Up: fixes the top of the Map Page to
the current track heading. Course Up: fixes the map so the
direction of navigation is always up.
Nav Sub Tab
Detail Sub Tab
• Chart—Most, More, Normal, Less, Least: controls how
much map detail is shown. This setting only applies to map
features set to Auto. Features that have a specified zoom
range or are turned off are unaffected by this setting.
• Waypoints, Active Route, Tide Stations, Services, Saved
Tracks, Track Log, and Lat/Lon Grid—Auto, Off,
120 ft-800 mi: sets the maximum zoom range the feature
should appear on the Map Page. Some types of data only
show up to specific zoom ranges.
Labels Sub Tab
The Labels Sub Tab contains the screen size of the name or symbol
of the listed feature. You can choose from None, Small, Medium,
and Large.
• AutoZoom—On, Off: when On the map automatically
adjusts the map zoom range to a lower range as you
approach you destination point.
• Accuracy Circle—On, Off: toggles the circle On and Off.
The circle represents the approximate accuracy of the unit
based on EPE, DOP, and basemap quality. Your location is
within the circle.
• Bearing Line—On, Off: toggles the black/white line that
points to the current navigation point.
• Course Line—Auto, Off, 120 ft-800 mi: sets the maximum
zoom range the course line appears on the screen.
• Heading Line—On, Off: draws an extension from the end of
the boat icon in the direction of travel.
AIS Sub Tab
Refer to page 25 for more information on AIS.
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MAIN MENU > MAP TAB
Source Sub Tab
• Basemap—On, Off: turns the built-in base map on or off.
• Advanced—On, Off: turns all optional BlueChart/
MapSource data loaded on the data card on or off. The
Advanced option box shows a list of the optional BlueChart/
MapSource data loaded on the data card. Each area is
described by name and can be deselected if you do not want
to show the data on the Map Page.
To show the Advanced Map Card Setup:
1. Highlight the Advanced option box, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to scroll through the list of map family.
Press ENTER to view all of the maps within a map family.
3. To select or deselect a map, highlight the check box to
the left of the name of a map. Press ENTER to select or
deselect the map. The map is selected and appears on the
Map Page when a check mark appears in the box adjacent
to that map.
4. To show detailed information and notes for each area,
highlight a name, and press ENTER. To view the notes for
that area, choose Show Notes. To scroll through the notes,
highlight the notes, press ENTER, and use the ROCKER
to scroll up, down, left, and right, or press ADJ/MENU and
choose a scroll option.
NOTE: The Advanced Map information is only available
when you have a data card with additional map data, such as
BlueChart g2, installed in the unit.
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MAIN MENU > HIWAY, TEMP, AND SONAR TAB
Hiway (Highway) Tab
The Hiway tab contains screen settings for the 3D Highway Page.
Refer to the “3D Highway Page” section on page 33.
Temp (Temperature) Tab
Sonar Tab
The Sonar tab contains setup options for the Sonar Page. The Sonar
Page is not active if you do not have a transducer connected. Refer
to the “Using Sonar” section on page 72 for more information on
sonar setup options.
The Temp tab screen the water temperature log. The temperature
log requires input from a temperature transducer/sensor or from a
connected NMEA device that provides temperature data. The most
recent temperature measured shows on the far right side of the
chart with the history trailing to the left. The dotted lines within the
chart indicate intervals in the temperature scale and the duration of
time.
The following settings are available:
• Log and Graph Scale—controls the temperature range for
showing the log. Select Auto to have the unit automatically
determine the best range, or select a span of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10
degrees.
• Log Duration—controls the number of temperature readings
shown on the log. Shorter time durations shows a greater the
number of log points. Use longer time durations to detect
temperature trends, instead of immediate readings.
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MAIN MENU > SYSTM (SYSTEM) TAB
Systm (System) Tab
The System tab controls system setting for beeper, speed filter,
languages, system mode, and simulator controls, restores factory
settings, shows software version, and prepares software update
cards.
• System Mode—sets Normal or Simulator Mode. The Setup
button allows you to simulate navigation.
• Set Position*—sets your location while in Simulator Mode.
See page 3 for additional instructions.
• Track Control*—Auto Track, User Track: controls your
heading in Simulator Mode.
• Track*—sets your heading in Simulator Mode.
• Speed*—sets your speed in Simulator Mode.
• Transducer*—sets a transducer type.
* These fields are only available when the unit is in Simulator Mode.
The following options are also available from the Systm tab:
The following settings are available:
• Beeper—Off, Alarms Only, Key and Alarm: controls audible
beeps for keys and alarms.
• Speed Filter—Off, Auto, On: averages speed-readings.
• Language—shows the on-screen languages.
• Automatic Backlight—adjusts the backlight based on the
built in sunrise and sunset information.
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• System Information—shows the unit’s software, basemap
version, and electronic serial number.
• Prepare SW Update Card—prepares a data card to accept
software updates from your computer through the data card
programmer.
Press ADJ/MENU for the following options:
• Factory Defaults—restores all settings to Garmin’s original
setup values for the entire unit.
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Units Sub Tab
The Unit tab defines the Position Format, Map Datum, Heading,
Distance, Speed, Elevation, Depth, Temperature, and Pressure
units.
The following settings are available:
• Position Format—changes the coordinate system. You
should only change the position format if you are using a
map or chart that specifies a different position format or want
to use a format you are familiar with.
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For additional information on Loran TD setup, see page 103.
NOTE: The Units tab settings affects how navigation
information appears on the GPSMAP 292/298. When in doubt,
seek assistance. If you are using a map or chart in conjunction
with your GPS, make sure the settings under the Units tab of
the GPSMAP 292/298 match that of the map or chart. This
information should appear somewhere on the map or chart. If
the information is not present, contact the map or chart maker
to determine what position format, datum, heading and units of
measure are being used for the map or chart.
• Map Datum—sets the datum reference used to determine
a given location. The default setting is WGS 84. The
unit automatically chooses the best datum depending on
your chosen position format. Datums are used to describe
geographic locations for surveying, mapping, and navigation.
You should only change the datum if you are using a map or
chart that specifies a different datum.
WARNING: Selecting the wrong map datum can result in
substantial position errors. Unless otherwise specified by
the navigation documentation you are using, use the default
WGS 84 datum for best overall performance.
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• Distance, Speed and Elevation—allows you to select the
units of measure for distance, speed, and elevation readouts
in Nautical (nm, kt, ft), Nautical (nm, kt, m), Statute (mi,
mh, ft), or Metric (km, kh, m) terms.
• Heading—selects the reference used in calculating heading
information. You can select from Auto Mag Var, True,
Grid, and User Mag Var. Auto Mag Var provides magnetic
north heading references that are automatically determined
from your current location. True provides headings based
on a true north reference. Grid provides headings based on a
grid north reference (and is used in conjunction with the grid
position formats described on page 70). User Mag Var allows
you to specify the magnetic variation at your current location
and provides magnetic north heading references based on the
variation you enter.
To enter a user defined magnetic variation:
1. With the Heading field set to User Mag Var, highlight the
heading reference field (immediately to the right), and press
ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to enter the magnetic variation at your
current location and press ENTER.
WARNING: If User Mag Var is selected, you must
periodically update the magnetic variation as your location
changes. Using this setting, the unit does not automatically
calculate and update the magnetic variation at your present
location. Failure to update this setting can result in substantial
differences between the information shown on your unit and
external references, such as a magnetic compass.
Manually enter a
magnetic variation.
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• Depth—allows you to select the units of measure for depth
in Feet (ft), Fathoms (fa) or Meters (m).
• Temperature—allows you to select the units of measure for
temperature in Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C).
• Pressure—allows you to select units of measure for
pressure in Inches Mercury (in), Millibars (mb), and
Hectopascals (hPa).
Time Sub Tab
The Time tab shows the current time and date, allows you to adjust
the 12 or 24 hour time format, enter a time zone, and adjust for
daylight saving time.
The following options are available:
• Time Format—choose from 12 Hour, 24 Hour (military), or
UTC time format.
• Time Zone—choose your correct time zone to show correct
local time or select Other.
• Daylight Saving Time—choose from Auto, On, or Off to
adjust for daylight saving time.
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Comm (Communications) Sub Tab
The Comm tab controls the input/output format used when
connecting your GPSMAP 292/298 to external NMEA devices, a
PC, or another Garmin unit.
• Garmin Data Transfer—is the proprietary format used
to upload/download MapSource data, exchange waypoint,
route, track, almanac, and proximity data with a PC or
another Garmin unit. When you select Garmin Data Transfer,
there are 11 Transfer Modes to choose from: Host, Request
Almanac, Request Proximity, Request Routes, Request
Tracks, Request Waypoints, Send Almanac, Send Proximity,
Send Routes, Send Tracks, and Send Waypoints.
• Garmin Remote Sonar—required for use with the GSD 20,
GSD 21, or GSD 22.
• NMEA In/NMEA Out—supports the input/output of
standard NMEA 0183 data, and sonar NMEA input support
for the DPT, MTW and VHW sentences.
• None—provides no interfacing capabilities.
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MAIN MENU > UNITS TAB
To select a transfer mode:
1. Use the ROCKER to select Garmin Data Transfer in the
Serial Data Format field.
2. Highlight the Transfer Mode field, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to select a setting, and press ENTER.
Advanced NMEA settings to adjust the NMEA output are available
if you have one of the ports set to NMEA In/NMEA Out. Advanced
NMEA settings enable/disable certain sentences and adjust the
number of Lat/Lon output precision digits.
When transferring data between two Garmin units,
always set one to Host and use the other unit to either
Send or Request the data.
To select an input/output format:
1. Highlight the Serial field, and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to select a setting, and press ENTER.
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To adjust the NMEA output:
1. From the Comm tab, highlight NMEA Setup, and press
ENTER.
2. Highlight an option, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to select a setting, and press ENTER.
Press QUIT to return to the Comm tab.
Advanced NMEA Output
Setup Page
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Alarm Tab
The Alarm tab allows you to define the alarm settings. The Alarm
tab is divided into three sub tabs: System alarms, Nav alarms, and
Sonar alarms.
System Sub Tab
• Clock—provides an alarm for the system clock. Enter a
time in the time field, and turn the alarm on and off from
the control field menu. Remember to enter alarm times in
the same time format (UTC or local) you are using for your
system. The unit must be on for the clock alarm to work.
• Battery—sets an alarm to sound when the power is reaching
a critical state of discharge.
• GPS Accuracy—the accuracy alarm sounds when the GPS
position accuracy falls outside the user-set value.
Nav Sub Tab
• Anchor Drag—sets an alarm to sound when you have
exceeded a specified drift distance. Enter a value in the
distance field, and use the control field to turn the alarm on
and off.
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• Arrival—sets an alarm to sound when at specified distance
or time away from a destination waypoint. Enter a distance
radius or time for sounding the alarm and use the control
field to set the alarm to Off, Dist (Distance), or Time.
• Off Course—sets an alarm to sound when you are off
the course by a specified distance. Enter a distance in the
distance field and use the control field to turn the off course
alarm on and off.
To set an alarm:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight a sub tab.
2. Highlight the field you want to start, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER and ENTER keys to select and set the
alarm you want.
Sonar Sub Tab
You must be receiving sonar data for these functions to work. See
“Using Sonar” page 72 for more information.
• Shallow Water/Deep Water—set alarms to sound when
you enter an area of specified depth that is too shallow or too
deep. Enter a depth in the distance fields and use the control
fields to turn the alarms on and off.
• Water Temperature—sets an alarm to sound when the
transducer reports a temperature either above, below, inside,
or outside the specified values.
• Fish—sets alarm to sound when unit detects a fish of the
specified symbol size.
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USING SONAR
This section covers the additional sonar options for the
GPSMAP 298 when used in conjunction with a transducer and
the GPSMAP 292 when used in conjunction with a GSD 22 or
GSD 21 and tranducer. Read the GSD 22 or GSD 21 Installation
Instructions to properly install the GSD 22, GSD 21, and
transducer.
NOTE: You MUST have a transducer installed and connected
to your GPSMAP 298 to use the sonar features.
NOTE: You MUST have a GSD 22 or GSD 21 and a
transducer installed and connected to your GPSMAP 292 to use
the sonar features.
Sonar Page
The Sonar Page is where your GPSMAP 292/298 becomes a
powerful fishfinder/flasher. To view the Sonar Page, press PAGE
repeatedly until it shows. Fish are shown as colored arches or as
fish icons. Thermoclines are shown as shades of blue. The area of
strongest sonar return shows as solid white (if Whiteline is active).
Typically, the bottom is the primary whiteline. A thin whiteline
indicates a soft bottom and a thick whiteline follows the contour
of the bottom and show any objects of reasonable size. For more
information on understanding sonar and the screen, see page 80.
Adjustment
Menu
Sonar Page
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USING SONAR > SONAR PAGE
Using the Adjustment Menu
The Adjustment Menu gives you direct access to the settings and
features most commonly used on the Sonar Page. The option
selected currently appears in the upper-left of the screen.
2. Press up or down on the ROCKER to select the option, and
press ENTER to access the adjustment window
3. To exit any of the adjustment options, press QUIT.
To change an Adjustment Menu setting:
1. Select an adjustment option to change using one of the
two methods described previously. The adjustment window
automatically times out and disappears when the unit is idle
for 20 seconds.
2. Press the ROCKER up or down to place the map pointer
or setting bar at the setting, range, or percentage
(Off, 1-100%).
3. Press ENTER or QUIT to exit the adjustment window,
or press left or right on the ROCKER to view another
adjustment window.
Press ADJ/MENU to see a list of all
options and their current settings.
To select an adjustment option from the Sonar Page:
1. Press the ROCKER left or right to scroll through the options
in the upper left of the screen.
2. Press ENTER to access the option’s adjustment window.
OR
1. Press ADJ/MENU. A list of all options and their current
settings appears, with the selected option highlighted.
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Range—sets the screen depth range used for viewing. The unit can
be set to automatically track the bottom or set to a user-specified
depth range. Auto mode shows the most information possible while
continuously showing the bottom.
Gain—allows you to control the sensitivity of the unit’s receiver.
This provides some flexibility in what is seen on the screen. To
see more detail, increase the receiver sensitivity by selecting a
higher gain percentage. If there is too much detail or if the screen
is cluttered, lowering the sensitivity can increase the clarity of the
screen.
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Color Gain—controls what colors are applied to the objects on
the screen. Color DCG is based on depth and makes it easier to
spot subtle changes in bottom conditions or fish sizes. DynaColor
(default) represents the latest in sonar data presentation and is
recommended for all applications. The presentation is based on
bottom strength. It makes the bottom and the fish easier to see and
requires fewer adjustments.
Whiteline—controls how the unit shows information about the
bottom type (hard or soft). With the Whiteline Off, the bottom
return shows as red and contains no information on bottom
hardness. With Whiteline set at Normal or 1-100%, the bottom
return becomes white with a red line, in the default color scheme,
indicating where the water meets the bottom. To turn the Whiteline
Off, press the ROCKER down until the setting bar is all the way at
the bottom of the range and reads Off. See page 83 for more detail
on this feature.
UltraScroll/Scroll—adjusts the rate at which the Sonar Pages
scroll from right to left. Ultrascroll (the default) is used when you
select a scroll rate from 90% to 100%. Auto automatically adjusts
the scroll rate according to the boat’s speed. (See also “Automatic
Scroll Speed Limit” on page 78.)
Depth Line—adds a horizontal depth line across the screen that is
used to measure the depth of underwater objects. The depth of the
line appears in a box on the right side of the line. Press up or down
on the ROCKER to control the position of the line on the graph.
The depth shows in a window on the right side of the line. To turn
the Depth Line Off, press the ROCKER up until the setting bar is
all the way at the top of the range and reads Off.
Frequency—allows you to choose a transducer frequency.
Frequency refers to the pitch of the sound that the transducer sends
and receives. You can choose 200kHz, 50kHz, or Dual frequency.
This option is only available if you have a dual frequency
transducer installed.
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Zoom—sets a screen zoom scale. The following settings are
available:
Tools—controls the display of useful sonar tools. The following
options are available:
• Off—turns off the Zoom function.
• 2x Zoom––displays only the 2x zoomed picture on the full
screen.
• 4x Zoom––displays only the 4x zoomed picture on the full
screen.
• Btm (Bottom) Lock––displays only the Bottom Lock
(returns from the bottom up) picture on the full screen.
Zoom View—available when you select a Zoom scale other than
Off. You can use the Zoom View setting to change the viewing
range of a zoomed display. Auto follows the water bottom. If the
display is Bottom Lock, the Span setting adjusts how far off the
bottom the unit shows data.
• A-scope—when you turn on A-scope, a vertical flasher
bar appears on the far-right side of the screen. This flasher
displays structure and bottom returns much the same as the
Flasher Page. The horizontal width of the A-scope signal
indicates the strength of the signal.
• Color Bar—shows a gradient scale of the current Color
Gain setting (see page 74).
• Temperature Graph—appears only if you have a
temperature-capable transducer. This setting toggles on or
off the display of a temperature graph on the bottom of the
Sonar Page, and it matches the scrolling data.
Split When Zoomed—turns this option on or off. If you turn on
Zoom, then this setting splits the screen.
Swap Split—available on a split Sonar Page when you are using
dual frequency. This switches on which side the frequencies appear.
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Show/Hide Pointer—allows you to reference sonar items and
mark underwater waypoints. This makes it easier to find and use
an object such as a stump for a future fishing location. When using
this feature, the Sonar Page pauses. The map pointer does not move
off the paused screen and cannot show an area that has scrolled off
the screen. The depth is updated while the screen is paused, but
the unit does not show any new sonar data until the standard Sonar
Page is resumed. You can see a discontinuity from where the sonar
information stops to where it starts again.
Data window
Map pointer
To mark an underwater waypoint:
1. From the Sonar Page, press ADJ/MENU, highlight Show
Pointer, and press ENTER to pause the screen movement.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the cursor onto the target, such
as underwater drop-offs and stumps, you want to mark. The
data window at the top of the screen shows the cursor’s
depth, coordinates, bearing and distance from your current
position.
3. Press ENTER/MARK. The New Waypoint Page appears
with the waypoint’s coordinates, default three-digit name,
and map pointer depth automatically filled in.
4. To change the name, symbol, water temp, or depth,
highlight the appropriate field and press ENTER. Make your
changes and press ENTER when finished.
5. When finished, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
6. To return to the standard Sonar Page, press QUIT; or press
ADJ/MENU, highlight Hide Pointer, and press ENTER.
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Sonar Tab Options
General Sub Tab
Water Type—because sound waves travel through fresh and salt
water at different rates it is necessary to select the water type to
ensure accurate readings on the unit.
Keel Offset—used to offset the surface reading for the depth of
a keel. This makes it possible to measure depth from the bottom
of your keel instead of from the transducer’s location. Enter a
positive number to offset for a keel, or enter a negative number to
compensate for a large vessel that can draw several feet of water.
The Keel Offset reflects in the depth reading.
Show Numbers Option
To access and change a setting on the Sonar tab:
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to access the Main Menu. Use
the ROCKER to highlight the Sonar tab.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the sub tab and then the field,
and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the setting, and press ENTER.
4. Press QUIT to return to the Sonar Page or a previous page.
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Keel Offset:
Transducer at
Surface Enter (+)
positive number to
show depth from
bottom of keel
Keel Offset: Transducer
at Bottom of Keel Enter
(-) negative number to
show depth from surface
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Automatic Scroll Speed Limit—automatically adjusts the Scroll
rate (see page 74) with the speed of your vessel. Entering your
maximum cruising speed produces a 100% scroll rate when you
reach that speed. One half of that speed produces a 50% scroll rate,
and so on. The default is 30.0 kt.
Transducer Type—allows you to specify what type of transducer
you are using.
Auto Color Gain—controls what colors are applied to the objects
on the screen. Color DCG is based on depth and makes it easier to
spot subtle changes in bottom conditions or fish sizes. DynaColor
(default) represents the latest in sonar data presentation and is
recommended for all applications. The presentation is based on
bottom strength. It makes the bottom and the fish easier to see and
requires fewer adjustments.
Calibrate Water Speed—this appears only if you are using a
speed-capable transducer/sensor. Calibration is required to ensure
that the Water Speed shown on your unit is accurate. The unit
automatically uses GPS ground speed for comparison on the
calibration. If a GPS ground speed is not available, use either your
boat’s speedometer reading (not always accurate) or a stopwatch
to determine your speed over a certain distance (distance / time =
speed). It is recommended that the calibration take place in water
having little or no current.
Automatic Gain Level—controls the aggressiveness of the Auto
Gain. The higher the setting, the greater the number of targets
appear on the screen. The lower the setting, the less clutter on the
screen. The settings are Low, Medium (default), and High.
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To calibrate the water speed:
1. Use the ROCKER to highlight Calibrate Water Speed, and
press ENTER.
2. Bring the boat to a cruising speed. Both the top GPS ground
speed and uncalibrated water speed appear at the bottom
of the calibration window. Note your top speed, stop the
boat, and press ENTER.
3. By default, the top speed automatically appears in the What
was your top water speed? field. If a ground speed is not
available, the top uncalibrated water speed is used instead.
If the new speed is correct, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
If you want to manually enter a calibration, press ENTER on
the speed field, enter a new speed, and press ENTER.
NOTE: If the boat is not moving fast enough or the speed
sensor is not registering a speed, a “Boat Is Not Moving Fast
Enough To Calibrate” message appears at the bottom of the
screen. Check that the speed sensor wheel is moving or safely
increase boat speed. If there is a problem with the speed sensor,
or if a speed senor is not installed, a “Water Speed Sensor Is
Not Working” message appears at the bottom of the screen.
Check the connections of the speed sensor cables.
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Graph Sub Tab
Fish Symbols—allows you to determine how the graph shows
underwater targets and background information. If fish symbols
are set to Off, the unit shows all available information about the
underwater environment. If a fish symbol is selected, the graph
shows only the information related to that symbol. Actual fish
returns can not always appear as perfect arches (like in Simulator
Mode), due to the speed or other conditions.
OFF (default)—the Fishfinder does not interpret the sonar
return data.
—suspended targets appear as symbols. No
background information appears.
—the same as above with the target depth shown.
—suspended targets appear as symbols. Background
information appears, making the distinction between fish and
structure easier.
—the same as above with the target depth shown.
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Scale—controls the depth Scale shows vertically along the right
side of the graph. The depth Scale can be configured to show four
different ways: as an Overlay, in the Corners, with Basic, or No
Scale.
Custom Range—allows you to specify a custom viewing range
or scale. When On, this range appears as Custom in the Range
setting. The left value is the top of the scale and the right value is
the bottom of the scale.
Water Temperature and Water Speed—hides or shows
temperature and water speed on the Sonar Page. When set to Auto,
the unit automatically shows this information, only if it is received
from the transducer.
Color Scheme—sets the color on the Sonar Page.
NOTE: If the unit is unable to track the bottom for any reason,
the digits in the depth window flash on and off to alert you that
the unit is not tracking the bottom.
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Understanding Sonar
The transducer mounted on your vessel transmits sound waves
toward the bottom of a lake, stream, or seabed in a cone-shaped
pattern. When a transmitted sound wave strikes an underwater
object—such as the bottom, a piece of structure, or a fish—sound
is reflected back to the transducer. The transducer collects the
reflected sound waves and sends the data to the GPSMAP 292/298
to process and show. The underwater data is shown on the Sonar
Page in the order that it is returned: first returned is the first on the
screen.
Generally speaking, if the only thing between the transducer and
the bottom is water, the first strong return comes from the bottom
directly below the transducer and sets the bottom level. Weaker
secondary returns provide the detailed data. Stronger returns show
in darker colors, with the most intense color for the color scheme
selected (default is red) being the strongest return.
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Using Dual Frequency
Dual frequency works best for deep water (or off-shore)
applications. The 200 kHz frequency provides great bottom detail.
The 50 kHz frequency provides less detailed information, but
penetrates to greater depths with the same power. You can choose
either or both frequencies to get the information that you want. If
you choose dual frequency, the transducer alternates between the
50 kHz and 200 kHz signals. This capability allows you to see the
best picture available at any depth.
Using Dual Beam
Dual beam works best for shallow water (or inland) applications.
A dual beam transducer can transmit either a narrow or a wide
beam. The water area covered by the transmitted sound waves
is determined by the beam width of the transducer and the water
depth. The narrow beam provides crisp detail of what is under your
boat, and is very helpful if you are fishing in deeper water where
the beam covers more area (for example, at a 30-foot depth, the
narrow beam covers the area of about a 7-foot circle).
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Narrow Beam
Wide Beam
The wide beam is more helpful in shallow water, because it gives
you a wider view of objects in the water, including areas beyond
the sides of your boat. At a 30-foot depth, the wide beam covers the
area of approximately a 20-foot circle.
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USING SONAR > UNDERSTANDING SONAR
Understanding the Sonar Screen
The Sonar Page does not show a three-dimensional representation
of the underwater environment; the screen is in two-dimensions,
much like if you took a picture of an aquarium. Only the depth of
the item in the water is shown. The Sonar screen does not show
you where an item is located horizontally in the water, as shown in
the drawings below. The fish is not directly above the tree in reality,
but it can look like it is on the Sonar Page.
Transducer Coverage
The area covered by the transmitted sound waves is determined
by the cone angle of the transducer and the water depth. The wide
cone angles (40°) associated with low frequencies (50 kHz) provide
a large coverage area for finding fish within a coverage width that
is approximately 2/3 of the water depth. However, this also means
that wide cone angles produce less bottom detail and resolution.
As shown in the drawing on the near right, the 40° cone angle
produces a coverage area of approximately a 20-foot diameter
circle at a 30-foot depth.
The narrow cone angles (10°) associated with the high frequencies
(200 kHz) provide better bottom resolution and crisper detail, but
cannot show a large coverage area for finding fish. The 10° cone
angle provides a coverage width that is approximately 2/10 of the
water depth. As shown in the drawing on the far right, the 10° cone
angle produces a coverage area of approximately a 6-foot diameter
circle at a 30-foot depth.
Dual frequency mode combines both frequencies to get the best
coverage area and contour/depth readings.
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USING SONAR > UNDERSTANDING SONAR
Whiteline
When the sonar sound waves are reflected back by the bottom,
a hard bottom returns a stronger signal than a soft bottom. A
thin whiteline indicates a softer bottom, while a thick whiteline
indicates a harder bottom. Normally, a red line is used to show the
point where water meets the bottom. This line follows the bottom
contour, along with any significant objects lying on the bottom.
The unit uses the whiteline function to make the bottom layer
information easier to distinguish. These images show the Classic
Black color scheme.
Thermoclines
A rough definition of a thermocline is a break in water where
the water temperature changes faster than the water above it.
Thermoclines are shown as the weakest colors.
One of the unique features offered by Garmin is See-Thru®
technology, which allows the GPSMAP 292/298 to hear both weak
and strong signals simultaneously so as to identify fish returns
under the toughest conditions, such as suspended in thermoclines
or even hiding near structures. See-Thru technology allows the
transducer to see through thermoclines and locate fish. This image
is in the Classic Black color scheme
Thick
Whiteline: Hard
bottom
Whiteline On
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Thermocline
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USING SONAR > FLASHER PAGE
Flasher Page
The Flasher page provides an almost instantaneous return of what
is below your boat. This page can show depth, fish, bottom content,
and structure. When you use the Flasher page, you can adjust
the Range, Gain, Color Gain, Frequency, and Scroll settings. See
page 77 for information about these settings and how to change
them.
Flasher Page
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Understanding the Flasher Page
The most intense, constant signal on the Flasher Page is the actual
depth and bottom:
• A soft bottom (such as silt or mud) creates a signal that is
narrow and more faint.
• A hard bottom (such as sand or rock) creates a signal that is
wider.
The colors indicate the different strengths of the signals. If you
understand a bit about how sonar works, you can better understand
what you see on the Flasher Page. Remember, three-dimensional
space is appearing on a two-dimensional screen. The circular area
of the bottom becomes a wide mark on the screen and fish inside
the transducer beam can be any color and in any position, including
inside and beyond the bottom mark. The colors indicate the
different strengths of the signals. This can be roughly correlated to
a position inside the beam. Red being the center most part, orange
the area around, and green the outer edge of the beam. Targets (for
example, fish) with larger surface area appear more red; and targets
with less surface area appear orange, and green for the smallest
stuff. The colors will give you information. You need to interpret it.
Experience and experimentation are the keys to being very good at
reading your flasher.
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The fish mark itself holds a lot of information. You can tell if
fish are bigger or smaller, because the thickness of the red mark
correlates to the thickness of the fish.
Map Split Page
The Map Split Page is horizontally divided into two main areas, the
Map and the Sonar. This page only appears if the unit is receiving
sonar information. Refer to page 27 for information on the Map
and page 72 for the Sonar.
Flasher Page without
Data Fields
Map Split Page
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APPENDIX > SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications
APPENDIX
Physical Specifications
Size: (Internal Antenna) 6.2" H x 6.30" W x 3.14" D
(15.7 cm x 16.0 cm x 8.0 cm)
(External Antenna) 6.2" H x 6.30" W x 3.26" D
(15.7 cm x 16.0 cm x 8.3 cm)
Weight: Less than 2.0 lb
Display: 5.0" diagonal (12.7 cm) 256-color TFT display with
backlighting (234 x 320 pixels)
Case: Fully gasketed, high-impact plastic alloy, waterproof to
IEC 529-IPX-7
Temp. Range: 5°F to 158°F (-15°C to 70°C)
Performance
Receiver: Differential-ready 12 parallel channel WAAS-capable
receiver
Acquisition Times:
Warm: Approx. 15 seconds
Cold: Approx. 45 seconds
AutoLocate: Approx. 2 minutes
WAAS Accuracy:
Position: <3 meters (10 feet), 95% typical*
Velocity: 0.05 meters/sec steady state
Dynamics: 6gs
* Subject to accuracy degradation to 100 m 2DRMS under the U.S. DOD-imposed Selective
Availability Program.
Power
Source: 10-33 V DC
Usage: 14 watts max. at 13.8 vDC
Fuse: AGC/3 AG-3 Amp
Sonar
Sounder Power: 500 watts (RMS)
4,000 watts (peak to peak)
Dual Frequency: 50/200 kHz (40°/10°) frequency
1,500 foot max depth*
Dual Beam: 80/200 kHz (40°/14°) frequency
900 foot max depth*
* Depth capacity is dependent on water salinity, bottom type, and other water conditions.
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
GPS Accuracy:
Position: <15 meters (49 feet), 95% typical*
Velocity: 0.05 meters/sec steady state
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APPENDIX > INSTALLING THE GPSMAP 292/298 EXTERNAL GPS ANTENNA
Installing the GPSMAP 292/298 External
GPS Antenna
The GPSMAP 292/298 with external antenna must be properly
installed according to the following instructions to get the
best possible performance. To complete the external antenna
installation, you need the appropriate fasteners and a 1" x 14-thread
marine antenna mount available at most marine dealers.
The GPSMAP 292/298 with internal antennas do not require this
installation. To acquire satellites, install the unit with a clear view
of the sky.
Mounting the GPS Antenna
(External Antenna Units Only)
The antenna should be mounted in a location that has a clear,
unobstructed view of the sky in all directions to ensure the best
reception. Avoid mounting the antenna where it is shaded by the
boat’s superstructure, a radome antenna, or mast. Sailboat users
should avoid mounting the antenna high on the mast to prevent
inaccurate speed readings caused by excessive heeling. Most
marine VHF and LORAN antennas should not seriously degrade
the GPS antenna’s reception. Never paint the antenna or clean it
with harsh solvents.
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Suggested locations for mounting the external antenna.
The Garmin antenna screws directly onto any standard 1" x 14thread antenna mount. If you need to raise the antenna to avoid
shading, try using a 1" x 14-thread extension mast available at most
marine dealers.
NOTE: It is possible to route
the coaxial cable either through,
or outside the antenna mount. It
is possible to remove the BNC
connector on the coaxial cable
and the coaxial cable shortened
to ease installation, however,
doing so voids the antenna
warranty. If the BNC connector
is removed, it must be replaced
with a new solder-on or crimp
BNC connector.
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APPENDIX > MOUNTING THE GPSMAP 292/298
To install the GPS antenna:
1. Screw the antenna directly onto the 1" x 14-thread mount.
2. Route the cable to the mounting location of the unit. Use the
appropriate tie-wraps, fasteners, and sealant to secure the
cable along the route and through any bulkhead or deck.
3. After the GPSMAP 292/298 unit is installed, connect the
cable to the antenna connector on the back of the unit.
Make sure that you turn the antenna cable connector 1/4
turn clockwise to lock the cable into place.
Mounting the GPSMAP 292/298
Using the Swivel Bracket Mount
The GPSMAP 292/298’s compact, waterproof case is suitable for
mounting in exposed locations or at the nav station. The unit comes
with a single-knob tilt & swivel bracket that can be used for surface
or overhead mounting. When choosing a location for the display
unit, make sure you consider the following conditions:
• There should be at least a 3” (7 cm) clearance behind the
case to allow connection of the antenna (external antenna
only), power/data cables.
• The mounting surface should be heavy enough to support the
unit and protect it from excessive vibration and shock.
• For GPSMAP 292/298 unit’s with the built-in internal
antenna, should be mounted in a location that provides a
clear, unobstructed view of the sky in all directions to ensure
the best reception. Avoid mounting the unit where it is
blocked by the boat’s superstructure, a radar arch, or mast.
NOTE: The temperature range for the GPSMAP 292/298
is 5°F to 158°F (-15°C to 70°C). Extended exposure to
temperatures exceeding this range (in storage or operating
conditions) can cause failure of the screen. This type of
failure and related consequences are NOT covered by the
manufacturer’s limited warranty.
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APPENDIX > MOUNTING THE GPSMAP 292/298
To install the GPSMAP 292/298 swivel base:
1. Using the swivel base as a template, mark the location of
the three holes that are used to secure the bracket to the
mounting surface.
2. If securing the base with machine bolts, drill three 5/32”
(5 mm) holes at the locations you marked.
OR
If you are securing the base with self-tapping screws, drill
starter holes at the locations you marked. Starter holes
should generally be no deeper than half the screw length.
3. Secure the swivel base with three bolts or screws.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.
4. Place the rest of the mount over the swivel base and secure
with the short knob.
Tools (not included)—Drill, Screwdriver (Phillips or Standard),
three #8 (4 mm) pan head machine bolts with matching nuts
and washers and a 5/32” (5 mm) drill bit, OR three #8 pan head
self-tapping screws and an appropriately-sized drill bit for drilling
starter holes. Always wear safety goggles, ear protection, and a dust
mask when drilling, cutting or sanding.
OK
The swivel base is designed to be secured
using a pan head screw or machine bolt. If
you use a screw with a countersunk head,
you risk damaging the Mounting Base.
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Flush Mounting the GPSMAP 292/298
(External Antenna only)
The GPSMAP 292/298 with external antenna can be flush mounted
on a flat panel. When flush mounting the GPSMAP 292/298, be
sure to choose an appropriately sized location for the unit (see unit
dimensions on page 86) and leave 1.25" (32 mm) clearance below
the data card slot for inserting or removing data cards. A Flush
Mount Template is provided in the package. Use the instructions on
the template to complete the flush mount installation.
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APPENDIX > INSTALLING THE TRANSDUCER
Installing the Transducer
The transducer acts as the eyes and ears of your new sonar. Proper
transducer installation is critical to the operation of your unit. The
transducer transmits sound waves toward the bottom in a cone
shape. The larger the cone angle, the larger the coverage area at a
given depth.
Wide cone angle
A 50/200 kHz dual frequency 40°/10° cone angle, temperature
sensing, transom mount transducer is included in the GPSMAP 298
(with transducer) package. This transducer provides good allaround performance.
Narrow cone angle
dead zone
fish not seen
A wide cone angle transducer works best in shallow water. The
wide cone angle provides a large coverage area, but at a decreased
bottom resolution. In deeper water this can result in a large dead
zone where fish cannot be seen. A narrow cone angle transducer
is better suited to deep-water installations. The narrow cone angle
provides a smaller viewing area (compared to a wide cone angle
transducer at the same depth) with improved bottom resolution and
a smaller dead zone. Dual frequency transducers give you the best
of both wide and narrow cone angles.
X
X
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APPENDIX > INSTALLING THE TRANSDUCER
Transom Mount Transducer
The following diagram is for mounting the transducer included with the GPSMAP 292/298 with transducer package. If the transducer lead
is too short, extension cables are available from your Garmin dealer. DO NOT cut the transducer lead or any part of the transducer cable, as
this will void your warranty. The cable cannot be spliced and connected to any existing (Garmin or non-Garmin) transducer cables.
NOTE: DO NOT mount the transducer behind strakes, struts, fittings, water intake, or discharge ports, or anything that creates air bubbles or
causes the water to become turbulent. It is important that the transducer is in clean (non-turbulent) water for optimal performance.
Apply marine sealant to all
screw threads to prevent water
from seeping into the transom.
Mount the transducer cable cover
well above the waterline.
Transducer should extend 1/8" below
fiberglass hull or 3/8" below aluminum hull
OK
Make sure that the transducer is
below water level when the boat
is on plane at high speed
Do not mount transducer directly in the
path of the prop. The transducer can cause
cavitation that may degrade the boat's performance
and damage the prop.
Mount the transducer parallel with the bottom.
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APPENDIX > CONNECTING THE POWER/DATA CABLE
Connecting the Power/Data Cable
The power/data cable connects the GPSMAP 292/298 to a DC
supply and provides interface capabilities for connecting external
devices. The color code in the diagram below indicates
the appropriate harness connections. Replacement fuse is a
AGC/3AG - 3 Amp fuse.
NOTE: During a typical installation, only the Red and Black
wires are used. The other wires do not have to be connected for
normal operation of the unit.
Orange (Accessory On)
(CANet L)
(CANet H)
DC Positive
(RX NMEA)
(TX NMEA)
�������� Accessory On
DC Power
Source
CANet L
CANet H
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APPENDIX > INTERFACING AND CARING FOR THE SCREEN
Interfacing
The following formats are supported for connection of external
devices:
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183, vs. 3.01 output:
Approved sentences—GPRMC, GPRMB, GPGGA, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPGLL, GPBOD, GPBWC, GPVTG, GPRTE, GPXTE,
GPWPL, SDDBT, SDDPT, SDMTW, SDVHW, and GPAPB.
Proprietary sentences—PGRME, PGRMM, and PGRMZ. The
GPSMAP 292/298 accepts NMEA input with support for the DBT,
DPT, MTW, VHW, and WPL sentences.
Caring for the Screen
The unit’s lens is coated with a special anti-reflective coating that is sensitive
to skin oils, waxes and abrasive cleaners. Cleaners containing ammonia,
alcohol, abrasives, or anti-grease detergents will harm the anti-reflective
coating. It is important to clean the lens using an eyeglass lens cleaner (that is
specified as safe for anti-reflective coatings) and a clean, lint-free cloth.
Water Immersion
The unit is waterproof to IEC Standard 60529 IPX7. It can withstand
immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can
cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain to wipe and air dry the
unit before reuse.
You can download a copy of Garmin’s proprietary communication
protocol on the Help and Support section of our Web site at
www.garmin.com.
Complete information regarding NMEA format is available for
purchase at www.nmea.org
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APPENDIX > INSTALLING AND REMOVING DATA CARDS
Installing and Removing Data Cards
The GPSMAP 292/298 uses optional Garmin marine BlueChart g2
and MapSource data cards to show digital charts and maps
on-screen. Data cards are installed in the card slot located at the
bottom right of the unit. Data cards can be installed or removed at
any time, whether the unit is on or off.
To remove a data card:
1. Open the card door by pressing together on the two handles
at the bottom of the door and lifting it up and open.
2. Grasp the card handle at the bottom and pull down firmly.
3. If the unit is on, a confirmation tone sounds when the data
card has been removed.
To install a data card:
1. Open the card door by pressing together on the two handles
at the bottom of the door and lifting it up and open.
2. Insert the card, with the label facing front and the handle
bottom, into the slot.
3. Firmly push the card into the unit. It in not necessary to
force the card and about 1/2" is still exposed when it is
properly inserted. If the unit is on, a confirmation tone
sounds and a message shows on-screen noting the card
details when the card is properly installed and accepted.
4. Close the cover.
If you insert a data card and get a “card format not recognized”
message, try removing the card and reinserting it. If the card is still
not recognized, contact Garmin Support or your Garmin dealer
for assistance. Data cards are not waterproof and should not be
exposed to moisture or excessive static charges. Data cards should
be stored in the case supplied with the card.
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The first time you insert a data card, the unit takes a few seconds to
read the card.
After the data card is read, a summary screen appears. Press
ENTER to acknowledge.
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APPENDIX > SATELLITE INFORMATION
Satellite Information
Satellite Strength Indicator Bars
90°
Center dot - 90°
above the horizon
Inner ring- 45°
above the horizon
Outer ring the horizon
45°
Satellite Sky View
Satellite Location
The location of each available satellite shows over two location
rings on the Satellite Information Page. The outer ring represents
the horizon, the inner ring represents 45° above the horizon, and
the center represents directly overhead. When the unit is using a
satellite for navigation, the satellite number is highlighted on the
location rings. The unit can be set to show satellite location with
North or your current track at the top of the screen.
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The Satellite Strength Indicator Bars show the strength of the
signal being received, and the status of the signal. The bars are
either shaded or filled. The gray bar means the GPS is in the
process of storing orbital data it is receiving from the satellite
signal. When the bar turns solid, the GPS is using the satellite
signal for navigation. A “D” in or above the bar means that
differential corrections (WAAS) is being applied to that satellite.
Date, Time, and Current Location
The GPS gets date and time information from the satellite’s
on-board atomic clock. When the GPS receiver has achieved a
GPS location, the current location appears in the selected location
format.
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APPENDIX > WHAT IS WAAS/EGNOS?
What is WAAS/EGNOS?
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an FAA funded
All SBAS systems use the same receiver frequency; therefore any
operational SBAS system should be capable of providing your GPS
unit with increased accuracy at any location in the world.
The system is made up of satellites and approximately 25 ground
reference stations positioned across the United States that monitor
GPS satellite data. Two master stations, located on either coast,
collect data from the reference stations and create a GPS data
correction message.
Currently, enabling WAAS on your GPSMAP 292/298 in regions
that are not supported by ground stations, may not improve
accuracy, even when receiving signals from an SBAS satellite. In
fact it can degrade the accuracy to less than that provided by GPS
satellites alone. For this reason, when you enable WAAS on your
Garmin GPS receiver, the receiver automatically uses the method
that achieves the best accuracy.
service to improve the overall integrity of the GPS signal for users
in North America. In Europe, WAAS is referred to as EGNOS.
According to the FAA’s Web site, testing of WAAS in September
2002 confirmed an accuracy performance of 1-2 meters horizontal
and 2-3 meters vertical throughout the majority of the continental
United States and portions of Alaska.
For more information, go to http://gps.faa.gov.
WAAS is just one service provider that adheres to the MOPS
(Minimum Operational Performance Standard) for global Satellite
Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS). Eventually there will
be several services of worldwide geostationary communication
satellites that broadcast integrity information and differential
correction data as transmitted by ground reference stations.
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APPENDIX > WHAT IS MMSI?
What is a Maritime Mobile Service Identity
(MMSI)?
Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) basically allows a VHF
radio to act like a phone. In order to make a “call” on a phone,
you first need a phone number to dial. The 9-digit MMSI number
acts like a phone number when used in a Position Report and as a
unique identifier to the Coast Guard when used in an emergency
Distress Call. In order to obtain a Maritime Mobile Service Identity
(MMSI) number, users must register their VHF radio with the FCC
(Form 605). Garmin does not supply this number.
How Are MMSI Assignments Obtained?
Non-commercial users (for example, recreational users who remain
in domestic waters and only carry VHF, EPIRB (Emergency
Position Indicating Radio Beacons), and Radar) are not required to
have a FCC ship station license. The FCC and Coast Guard have
authorized some second and third party vendors to assign MMSI
numbers. This service is limited to registering recreational vessels
only. To receive information on how to obtain a recreational MMSI
number, contact: http://www.uscg.mil/rescue21/links/mmsi.htm or
http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/.
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U.S Non-Federal User: Commercial users, or those who travel
outside the U.S. or Canada, must apply for a ship station license, or
an amendment to a ship station license. To find out if you require
a Ship Station license contact: http://wireless.fcc.gov/marine/
fctsht14.html. If your vessel requires licensing by the FCC you
obtain a MMSI during the application/licensing process when you
file FCC Forms 159 and 605.
U.S. Federal User: Federal users can obtain MMSI assignments
from their agency radio spectrum management office. These
procedures are currently under review by the NTIA (National
Telecommunications and Information Administration).
Outside the U.S.: Users can obtain an MMSI assignment from their
telecommunications authority or ship registry, often by obtaining or
amending their ship station license.
In Canada: Industry Canada is responsible for assigning MMSI
numbers to commercial and recreational vessels. Information is
available at the following web site: http://apollo.ic.gc.ca/english/
mmsi.html.
For information regarding MMSI’s visit:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/marcomms/gmdss/mmsi.htm.
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APPENDIX > NAVIGATION TERMS
Navigation Terms
Avg Speed—the average of all second-by-second speed readings
since last reset.
Bearing (BRG)—the compass direction from your current location
to a destination.
ETA at Destination—the time you estimate to reach a Go To
destination or the final waypoint in a route.
ETA at Next—the time you estimate to reach a destination or the
next waypoint in a route.
Course—the course between the active from and to waypoints.
Fuel—the fuel required to travel from current location to the
indicated route waypoint.
Depth—the depth below transducer. This field is active only if a
transducer is connected to the GPSMAP 292/298.
GPS Accuracy—estimated accuracy of the GPS location.
Leg Dist—the distance between two route waypoints.
Distance (Dist)—the distance from the current location to a
destination.
Leg Fuel—the fuel required to travel from a route waypoint to the
next waypoint (in sequence) in the route.
Dist to Destination—the distance from the current location to a Go
To destination, or the final waypoint in a route.
Leg Time—the time required to travel from a route waypoint to the
next waypoint (in sequence) in the route.
Dist to Next—the distance from current location to a Go To
destination, or the next waypoint in a route.
Max Speed—the maximum second-by-second speed recorded
since last reset.
DOP (Dilution of Precision)—reflects the quality of the GPS
signals and satellite geometry.
Moving Average Speed—average speed while the unit is moving.
Elevation—height above mean sea level (MSL).
ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival)—the time you estimate to reach
your destination waypoint, based on current speed and track.
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Moving Trip Timer—total time the unit has been moving.
Odometer—a running tally of distance travelled, based on the
distance between second-by-second position readings.
Off Course—the distance you are off course in either direction,
left or right.
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Map Pointer—an arrow pointing to your destination.
Speed—the current velocity at which you are travelling, relative to
a ground position. Also referred to as ground speed.
Sunrise—the current day’s time of sunrise.
Total Average Speed—average speed of unit for both moving and
stopped speeds since last timer reset.
Total Trip Timer—total time the unit has been in operation since
last reset of the trip timers.
Time Of Day—the current time.
Turn—the angle difference between the bearing to your destination
and your current track. “L” indicates you should turn left; “R”
indicates you should turn right.
Time To—the estimated time required to reach a Go To
destination, or the next waypoint in a route. Also known as
“estimated time en route.”
VMG (Velocity Made Good)—the speed you are closing in on a
destination along a course. Also referred to as the vector velocity to
your destination.
Time to Dest—the estimated time required to reach a Go To
destination, or the final waypoint in a route.
Voltage—current voltage reading being received by unit.
Sunset—the current day’s time of sunset.
Time to Next—the estimated time required to reach a Go To
destination, or the next waypoint in a route.
Water Speed—the speed through the water. This field is only
active if the GPSMAP 292/298 is receiving speed readings from a
transducer or NMEA device.
To Course—the recommended direction to steer to reduce course
error or stay on course. Provides the most efficient heading to get
back to the course and proceed along your route.
Water Temp—the water temperature. This field is only active
if the GPSMAP 292/298 is receiving speed readings from a
transducer or NMEA device.
Track—the direction of movement relative to a ground position.
Also referred to as “ground track.”
Waypoint Destination—the final waypoint in the route, or the
destination waypoint.
Trip Odometer—a running tally of distance travelled since last
reset. See also “Odometer.”
Waypoint Next—the next waypoint in the route.
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APPENDIX > MESSAGES
Messages
Can’t Unlock Maps—data on data card is not unlocked for the
unit. Contact your dealer or Garmin Product Support.
Alarm Clock—the alarm clock has sounded.
Can’t Write User Card, Data Card May Be Full—error reading
card; remove and reinsert. Contact your dealer or Garmin Product
Support if the problem persists.
Accuracy Alarm—the GPS accuracy has fallen outside of user-set
value.
Anchor Drag Alarm—you have drifted out of the specified
distance range.
Antenna Input is Shorted—some part of the antenna wiring is
contacting the chassis.
Approaching [Waypoint Name]—you are a specified alarm
distance from a destination waypoint.
Arriving At [Waypoint Name]—you arrived at the destination
waypoint.
Battery Alarm—battery voltage has fallen below the value entered
in the Battery Alarm setup.
Can’t Read User Card—error reading card; remove and reinsert.
Contact your dealer or Garmin Product Support if the problem
persists.
Can’t Read Voltages That High, Limited To Top Of Range—the
voltage value in the Battery Alarm setup is higher than the unit can
read.
Can’t Read Voltages That Low, Limited To Bottom Of Range—
voltage value in the Battery Alarm setup is lower than the voltage
where the unit automatically turns off.
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Can’t Write User Card, Data Card Is Read-Only—the data card
in your unit contains data copy protection.
Database Error—internal problem with the unit. Contact your
dealer or Garmin Product Support to have the unit serviced.
Deep Water Alarm—the water is deeper than the amount set in the
Deep Water Alarm.
Directory Item With This MMSI Already Exists—MMSI
number already in DSC directory. Use a different number.
Directory Memory is Full, Can’t Create Entry—DSC directory
has reached maximum of 100 contacts. Delete unneeded contacts to
add new ones.
Distress Call—a DSC distress call has been received. Take
appropriate action.
Drift Alarm—the depth has changed by the amount of the Drift
Alarm value.
Fish Alarm (not a textual alarm, is indicated by a fish bitmap
flashing in the upper left part of the display)—shows an icon
and a beep sounds (if enabled) when a fish is detected. This alarm
does not show a message banner.
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Invalid MMSI—enter a valid MMSI.
Lost Satellite Reception—the unit has lost satellite signals. Check
antenna connections or try moving to a location with a clear view
of the sky.
MDB Waypoint Memory is Full, Can’t Create Waypoint—unit
memory is full; no further data can be saved.
Proximity Alarm—you are nearing a proximity waypoint.
NMEA Depth Is Below Transducer—see combined definition.
No Proximity Waypoints Found, On User Card—see combined
definition.
Proximity Alarm—you entered the alarm radius for the proximity
waypoint indicated.
Proximity Alarm Memory Full—you used all available proximity
waypoints.
Proximity Overlaps Another Proximity Waypoint—the alarm
radius specified overlaps the area specified for another proximity
waypoint. Adjust the distance.
Route Already Exists—you entered a route name that already
exists in memory. Modify the route name or delete the previous
route name.
No Routes Found, On User Card—see combined definition.
Route Full—you attempted to add more than 300 points to a route.
Reduce the number of points or create a second route.
No Tide Stations for that Area—no tide stations within 100 miles
of the area.
Route Truncated—uploaded route from another device has more
than 300 waypoints and was truncated to fit.
No Tracks Found, On User Card—see combined definition.
Route Waypoint Memory Full—no additional route waypoints
can be saved.
No User Waypoints Found, On User Card—see combined
definition.
No Proximity Waypoints/Routes/Tracks/User Waypoints
Found—attempted to transfer user data from a data card that does
not contain the specified type of data. Make sure there is data to
transfer on data card.
Off Course Alarm—you are off course the distance set in the “Off
Course” alarm.
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Shallow Water Alarm—the Shallow Water Alarm depth has been
reached.
Simulating Operation—the unit is in Simulator Mode. Do not use
for normal navigation.
Sonar Failed, Unit Needs Repair—there is an internal problem
with the unit. Contact your dealer or Garmin Product Support to
have the unit serviced.
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Sonar Service Incompatible—(GPSMAP 292 only) the external
sonar device you are connected to needs a software update.
Sonar Service Lost—(GPSMAP 292 only) the external sonar
device you were connected to has either been disconnected or the
GPSMAP 292 has lost communication with the sonar device for
some other reason.
Transducer Disconnected, Sonar Turned Off—there is not a
transducer attached, bad cable/transducer, or the transducer cable
was disconnected. If the transducer cable is removed while the unit
is on, reconnect and cycle power.
Transfer Complete—the unit has finished uploading or
downloading information to the connected device.
Track Already Exists [Track Name]—you entered a saved track
name that already exists in memory. Modify the track name or
delete the existing track.
User Card Not Found, Please Insert Card—attempted to transfer
user data without a data card containing user data being present in
the Data Card slot.
Track Memory Full—no more track data can be stored without
deleting old data.
Water Temperature Alarm—sonar has reported a temperature
above, below, inside, or outside the specified value(s).
Track Log Full—the track log is full and track recording has been
turned off. To record more track points, you need to clear the track
log and turn track recording on. This only appears when the track
recording setting is set to “Stop When Full.”
Waypoint Already Exists—you entered a waypoint name that
already exists in memory. Modify the waypoint name or delete the
existing waypoint.
Track Memory is Full, Can’t Create Track—the track log
memory is full. No additional track log data can be stored without
deleting old data to create memory space.
Waypoint Memory Full—you have used all 3,000 waypoints
available. Delete unwanted waypoints to make space for new
entries.
Track Truncated—a complete uploaded track does not fit into
memory. The oldest track log points were deleted to make space for
the most recent data.
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APPENDIX > LORAN TD SYSTEM
LORAN TD System
LORAN C is a radio navigation aid operated and maintained in the
United States by the United States Coast Guard. The name LORAN
is an acronym for “LOng RAnge Navigation.” The LORAN system
covers the entire United States and the U.S. Coastal Confluence
Zone. From the perspective of a mariner, the system is used for
ocean and coastal navigation. It can be used as a supplemental
system for harbor and harbor approach navigation, and it is used
for inland navigation by recreational vehicles.
LORAN TD Feature
The LORAN TD (Time Delay) feature eases the transition
from using LORAN to using GPS. The GPSMAP 292/298 unit
automatically converts GPS coordinates to LORAN TDs for those
who have a collection of LORAN fixes for favorite fishing spots
and other waypoints recorded as TDs. You can show your position
as a TD or enter waypoints as TDs. The accuracy to be expected
from this conversion is approximately 30 meters. When the unit is
placed in the LORAN TD format mode, it simulates the operation
of a LORAN receiver. Position coordinates can show as TDs, and
all navigation functions can be used as if the unit was actually
receiving LORAN signals.
Using the LORAN TD Format
Change to Loran TD from the Units
tab on the Main Menu.
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When creating new waypoints using LORAN TD coordinates,
you must set the correct LORAN chain number and secondary
stations in the Setup TD field before storing the waypoint. After
the waypoint is stored in unit memory, it always references the
LORAN chain number and secondary stations currently selected in
the Setup TD field. If you enter a different LORAN chain number
or change the secondary stations or offsets in the Setup TD field,
the active waypoint information reflects those changes. Because
the GPSMAP 292/298 does not rely on the LORAN signal for
navigation, it can reference a different GRI chain and/or secondary
stations and still navigate to the location stored in memory.
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APPENDIX > LORAN TD SYSTEM
The LORAN Position Format field is located under the Setup–
Location tab in the Main Menu. The LORAN TD Setup window
contains the fields to select the Loran GRI-Chain Number, Primary
and Secondary Stations, and TD Offsets.
Loran TD Setup Page
To set up Loran TD from the Main Menu:
If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets have been
changed since the waypoint was created, the waypoint now
references the active GRI-chain and secondary stations. You must
adjust the TD coordinates accordingly. Remember that the GPS
is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation and actually
converts the TD coordinate to a useful LAT/LON coordinate before
storing the waypoint to memory or using it for navigation. Because
of this, the unit can navigate to a TD coordinate anywhere in the
world.
You must know your GRI chain number and secondary stations
to create a LORAN TD position. For more information, read our
LORAN TD Position Format Handbook, available at the Garmin
Web site (www.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp.)
1. Press and hold ADJ/MENU to show the Main Menu.
2. Using the ROCKER, highlight the Position Format field on
the Units tab, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight Loran TD, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight Setup, and press ENTER.
5. To change the settings of any of the five fields, highlight the
field, press ENTER, select or enter a setting, then press
ENTER.
6. When finished, highlight Save, and press ENTER.
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APPENDIX > OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Optional Accessories
The following optional accessories are designed to enhance the
operation of the GPSMAP 292/298.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories, contact your
Garmin Dealer, Garmin Product Support in the USA at
800-800-1020, or Garmin Europe at 44-0870-8501241.
WARNING: Garmin accessories have been designed and
specifically tested for use with Garmin products. Accessories
offered by other manufacturers have not been tested or
approved for use with Garmin products. Use of such
accessories could cause damage to the GPSMAP 292/298 and
void the warranty.
MapSource Software CD-ROMs—enhances the basemap,
create waypoints and routes from your PC. MapSource offers
several detailed mapping options that are compatible with the
GPSMAP 292/298, including MetroGuide, BlueChart, and Fishing
Hot Spots.
Bluechart g2 Preprogramed Data Cards—enhances the basemap
featuring additional data like highly detailed coastal roads and
points of interest such as restaurants, lodging, local attractions
and more. Full-color aerial photos of ports, marinas, bridges, and
navigational landmarks are also included on many data cards.
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Programmable Data Cards—blank data cards are available in 16
MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, and 256 MB sizes. Download streetlevel map detail, points of interest, business addresses and phone
numbers, marine data, topographical information, and more from
MapSource CD-ROMs to a data card, either directly through your
GPSMAP 292/298 using the PC Interface Cable, or with the Data
Card Programmer.
USB Data Card Programmer—programs blank data cards at high
speed through a PC.
Pre-Programmed Data Cards—data cards pre-programmed with
either Garmin BlueChart or Fishing Hot Spots map data.
A/C Adapter—powers the unit using a standard AC house current.
PC Interface Cable with vehicle Power Adapter—connects the
GPSMAP 292/298 to a vehicle’s electrical system on one end, and
a PC, beacon receiver, marine autopilot, or other compatible device
on the other end.
Quick-release Flush Mount Kit—mounts your Fishfinder flush
on the bulkhead or cabin wall. Press the side clips to release the
Fishfinder so you can take it with you.
CANet™ Connection Kit—allows you to connect your unit to
another CANet-compatible Garmin unit, so you can read sonar
displays on chartplotters located elsewhere in the boat.
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APPENDIX > SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND PRODUCT REGISTRATION
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 292/298, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PLEASE
READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software embedded
in this device (the “Software”) in binary executable form in the
normal operation of the product. Title, ownership rights, and
intellectual property rights in and to the Software remain in
Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin and
is protected under the United States of America copyright laws
and international copyright treaties. You further acknowledge
that the structure, organization, and code of the Software are
valuable trade secrets of Garmin and that the Software in source
code form remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree
not to decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse
engineer, or reduce to human readable form the Software or any
part thereof or create any derivative works based on the Software.
You agree not to export or re-export the Software to any country
in violation of the export control laws of the United States of
America.
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Product Registration
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today! Connect to our Web site at www.garmin.com/registration/.
Use this area to record the serial number (8-digit number located on
the back of the GPSMAP 292/298) in case your GPSMAP 292/298
needs service. Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a
safe place.
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Contact Garmin
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using your
GPSMAP 292/298. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support
by phone: (913) 397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, Monday–Friday, 8
AM–5 PM Central Time; or go to www.garmin.com/support/, and
click Product Support.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
+44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or
0808 2380000 (within the UK).
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APPENDIX > LIMITED WARRANTY
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period,
Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in
normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the
customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for
any transportation cost. This warranty does not cover failures due to abuse,
misuse, accident, or unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS,
IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY ARISING
UNDER ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE. THIS
WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY
VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THIS
PRODUCT OR FROM DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you. Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair
or replace the unit or software or offer a full refund of the purchase price
at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin authorized dealer or
call Garmin Product Support for shipping instructions and an RMA tracking
number. Securely pack the unit and a copy of the original sales receipt, which
is required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Write the tracking
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number clearly on the outside of the package. Send the unit, freight charges
prepaid, to any Garmin warranty service station.
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through online auctions are not
eligible for rebates or other special offers from Garmin. Online auction
confirmations are not accepted for warranty verification. To obtain warranty
service, an original or copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components from any package
purchased through an online auction.
International Purchases: A separate warranty is provided by international
distributors for units purchased outside the United States. This warranty is
provided by the local in-country distributor and this distributor provides
local service for your unit. Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of
intended distribution. Units purchased in the United States or Canada must
be returned to the Garmin service center in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
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APPENDIX > FCC AND INDUSTRY CANADA COMPLIANCE AND DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
FCC Compliance
This product has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR HOME OR OFFICE
USE. These limits are designed to provide more reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation, and are more stringent than
“outdoor” requirements.
Operation of this device is subject to the following conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and
may cause harmful interference to radio communications if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try
to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit
from the GPS unit.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This product does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Repairs should
only be made by an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized repairs
or modifications could result in permanent damage to the equipment, and
void your warranty and your authority to operate this device under Part 15
regulations.
Industry Canada Compliance
Category I radiocommunication devices comply with Industry Canada
Standard RSS-210. Category II radiocommunication devices comply with
Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
Hereby, Garmin, declares that the GPSMAP 292/298 is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin
Web site for your Garmin product: www.garmin.com/products/
gpsmap298/. Click Manuals, and then select the Declaration of
Conformity link.
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INDEX
INDEX
Symbols
2X zoom 75
4X zoom 75
A
A-scope 75
accessories 105
accuracy 37
Accuracy Circle 62
Active Route Page 36
options 36
additional information 21
advanced map card 63
alarms
anchor drag 70
arrival 71
battery 70
clock 70
DSC 25
fish 71
off course 71
shallow/deep water 71
temperature 71
Alarm Tab 70
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anchor drag alarm 70
arrival alarm 71
automatic scroll speed 78
auto color gain 78
B
backlight 4
Basemap 63
Battery Alarm 70
Bearing Line 62
btm (bottom) lock 75
C
calibrate water speed 78, 79
Card Tab 59
Celestial Tab 45
Chart 62
Clock Alarm 70
color bar 75
Communication Tab 68
Compass Page 32
Course Line 62
Course Up 62
custom range 80
D
data cards 94
data entry 6
date and time 95
Daylight Saving Time 68
delete
DSC directory item 23
Depth Line 74
Dilution of Precision 98
distance 58
distress call 22, 22–24
DOP 98
DSC 21
Call List 23
Directory 23
Log 23
Setting Up 25
DSC Tab 59
E
edit
waypoint 11
Enter/Mark Key 5, 8
F
FCC Compliance 108
features 5
find 19
Find Key 5, 19
Fish Alarm 71
Flasher Page 84
G
gain 73
Garmin Data Transfer 68
Go To 13
Distress Call 24
Position Report 24
GPS Tab 37
Options 39
H
hard bottom 84
Heading Line 62
Highway Page 33
Highway Page, 3D
options 35
Highway Tab 64
I
initializing 1
installation 87
interface keys 5
interfacing 93
In Zoom key 5
K
keel offset 77
keypad usage 5
key beeps 65
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INDEX
L
language 65
License Agreement 106
LORAN TD 103
M
magnetic variation 67
Main Menu 37
Main Pages 26
Man OverBoard 10
MapSource 59
map datum 66
Map Page 27
Options 30
Setup Map 32
map pointer 7, 28
map scales 29
Map Tab 61
Maritime Mobile Service Identity 97
Mark Key 5
measure distance 31
Menu Key 5
merge from card 59
messages 100
MMSI 22, 97
MOB 10
110
N
NAV/MOB Key 5, 12
navaids 63
navigating 12
Distress Call 24
Go To 13
Position Report 24
Routes 18
TracBack 14
navigation terms 98
NMEA 70
North Up 62
Q
Quit Key 5
R
Off Course Alarm 71
orientation 62
Out Zoom Key 5
overzoom 29
receiving a DSC Call 24
replace from card 59
review
DSC Call 23
Waypoints 11
Rocker Key 5
routes 17
Copy 51
Create 17
Delete 51
Delete All 51
Routes Tab 51
Route Review Page 52
Options 53
P
S
O
Pages Tab 61
Page Key 5
Points Tab 46
position format 66
position reports 22
Power Key 5
Power On/Off 1
proximity waypoints 50
Satellite Location 95
satellite sky view 95
scroll speed 78
selecting options 6
Shallow/Deep Water Alarm 71
simulator mode 3
software update card 65
soft bottom 84
sonar 72
Depth Line 74
Understanding 80
Whiteline 74
Sonar Page 72
Adjustment Menu 73
Sonar Tab 64
Options 77
specifications 86
speed filter 65
split when zoomed 75
swap split 75
system information 65
System Tab 65
T
temperature 80
temperature graph 75
Temperature Scale 64
Temperature Tab 63
thermoclines 83
Tide Tab 40
Time Format 68
Time Tab 68
time zone 68
tools 75
TracBack 14
Activate 16
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track logs
Clear 15
Save 15
Track Tab 57
Active 57
Saved 57
Track Up 62
transducer 82, 90
transducer type 78
trip planning 56
Trip Tab 44
U
underwater waypoints 76
Units Tab 66
V
view 75
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W
WAAS 96
Disable/Enable 38
water speed 78, 80
Water Temperature Alarm 71
waypoints
Creating 8
Creating Graphically 9
Editing 11
Enter/Mark 8
Move 12
Proximity 50
Reviewing 11
Underwater 76
waypoint lists
Proximity 49
User 47
whiteline 74, 83
wiring installation 92
Z
zoom 75
Zoom Keys 5
zoom settings 29
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1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
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Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
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